The YMCA offers a variety of specialty classes, programs and services for teens to help them give back, read ahead, work out, learn a new skill and meet friends.
Coming in 2021!
Program development in progress; please stay tuned for more info.
This program is specially designed for young people to connect their passion with the solution to a problem, develop a pitch for their solution, and perform the pitch live or on video.
YMCA Youth and Government is a program of the YMCA that involves thousands of teens nationwide in local or state-organized model-government programs. Students from every corner of the U.S. have the opportunity to immerse themselves in experiential civic engagement and to, quite literally, practice democracy. The program is separated into middle school and high school components.
Youth and Government students gain confidence; leadership skills, develop the art of public speaking and the ability to accept defeat without discouragement. They learn to organize ideas clearly, concisely and persuasively. Students have a better understanding of the workings of the government; foster an understanding of other’s problems and understand the concept of unity as it applies to the political process.
This is a program of The Indiana State Alliance of YMCAs. More information can be found at indianayg.org
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The Y-Achievers program helps young people identify what success means to them and what steps they need to take to achieve their goals. Y-Achievers will become aware of the wide variety of post-secondary options available, including college, vocational training, and military service. Youth will develop a positive vision for the future while researching a variety of career paths, understanding personal strengths, and navigating financial aid systems. The program will have one Zoom meeting per week. All programs will also use Google Classroom along with the Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.).
For middle and high school students
The YMCA offers a variety of specialty classes for teens to learn a new skill and make new friends!
The YMCA offers our community a variety of Certification & Training courses such as first aid, CPR and AED training that will provide you with the critical skills you need for an emergency.