All teens have great potential. At the Y, we help them set and achieve their personal and educational goals. They gain confidence as they recognize the Y as a place where they belong and can feel comfortable exploring new interests and passions. Through leadership and academic enrichment programs, we make sure that every teen has the opportunity to envision a positive future, and to take an active role in strengthening the community. We offer a variety of other teen programs, Leaders in Training, Counselors in Training, Teen Field Trips/Retreats. For a complete listing of our teen programs, please see our Program Guide. Our Wonderful Teen Programs are possible in large part, due to annual fundraisers, such as our Christmas Tree Sales, Ski Swap, and generous donations from our YMCA and community members! Here are the teen programs we offer:
Teen Center - Join your friends and hang out! Out Teen Center is loaded with everything teens love to do, including multiple TVs, various gaming systems, snack shop, free popcorn, and much more. A staff member is on hand to make sure fun is had by all, to help with homework, or just to chat with! **Due to COVID-19 this program is not currently running.
Teen Leaders Club
Teen Leaders Club - Looking for fun, friendship, and ways to become a better leader? Teen Leaders participate in recreational activities, Y and community volunteer projects, leadership rallies, fundraising, and more. Members in good standing get a free Y youth membership and a discount on special trips and activities. **Due to COVID-19 this program is not currently running.
Youth In Government
Youth In Government - Are you a future Senator, or maybe President? If you would love to learn how the lawmaking process works while hanging out with the other teens with similar interests, the Y's Youth in Government program is for you. This statewide and national Y program is open to junior high and high school students. **Due to COVID-19 this program is not currently running.
Teen Nights - Party like a rock star...at the Y. Saturday nights at the Y are for teens. Teen nights, supervised by the Y staff, is a unique opportunity for teens to hang out with friends, participating in open gym activities, dance to tunes, eat snacks, play pool and video games, and more. Best of all, it's FREE TO ALL TEENS, 6th-12th grade! Teen Nights run September through May. **Due to COVID-19 this program is not currently running.