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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 youth and teen has the opportunity to envision a positive future, and to take an active role in strengthening the community. Here are the teen programs we offer: 

Teen L.I.F.E.

Teen L.I.F.E (Leadership, Inclusion, Friendship, Education) - Looking for fun, friendship, and ways to become a better leader? Teen L.I.F.E. members will participate in recreational activities, Y and community volunteer projects, fundraising, and more. Members in good standing can earn a free YMCA Youth membership.  Check out our Program Guide for additional information.

Youth In Government

Youth In Government - Are you a future Senator, or maybe President? If you are interested in learning how the lawmaking process works while hanging out with 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.  Check out our Program Guide for additional information.