The YMCA cares about teens. The YMCA cultivates teen leaders. The YMCA creates opportunities for teens to contribute to their communities.
Y Teen programs partner with families, schools, businesses, and the entire community to help provide brighter futures for young people. Teen programs include youth development activities, leadership groups, community service projects, exposure to diverse career options, after-school activities, tutoring and mentoring, sports, camping, strength-training, and fun, recreational events.
|YMCA Youth & Government
Democracy must be learned by each generation. Each September for six months, more than 2,000 high school students throughout California learn first-hand how our state government works—not by watching, but by doing! The program culminates with teens serving as delegates at their state conference, debating bills on the floor of the legislature and participating in Court and other Legislative programs. Then there are the dances, elections, talent shows, and socializing—also part of what makes this a great experience.
Education & Leadership programs vary by location. For details, contact the YMCA nearest you
Counselor in Training (CIT) and Leader in Training (LIT) Teen Leadership Programs at Camp