Student YMCAs are a group of teens whose goal is to serve the community while building character and leadership in the students involved. Any group of teenagers who share a common interest can create a Student Y: a school group, sports team, church group, or a group of friends. Student Y’s organize their club activities based on five focus areas: Civic Engagement, Leadership Development, Youth Mentoring, Service Learning, and Christian Mission. Weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly meetings at their school, YMCA, or in their community make it an easy program to participate in. City Wide projects throughout the year provide an opportunity for students to meet others from across the city and gain a better understanding of the community in which they live. Each group must have an adult sponsor who is approved by the YMCA.
We will have lots of other programs and events for teens throughout the year. Check back here for more info throughout the year. If you have something that your youth group would like to do, let us know and we will try to help you do it!