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.
We help young people identify what success means to them and what steps they need to take to achieve their goals.
The program is delivered through workshops, mentoring, college tours and more. Through a multi-faceted approach, Y Achievers incorporates Core Program Components, The Five Pillars, and the 6 to 16 Curriculum. The latter includes a set of online learning experiences that give students the beliefs, knowledge, skills, and support to successfully complete high school and post-secondary opportunities.
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The goal of the Leaders Club is to empower young people to affect their communities in positive ways. The program includes a curriculum that focuses on developing leadership skills, community pride, program planning, and resource mobilization. The Leaders Club curriculum provides young people with the tools to become leaders among their peers and change their community.
Our program culminates in a pitch competition (like what you would see on the shark tank) in which young people receive individual feedback from local entrepreneurs, program staff, and peers on their business ideas. Through this experience, young people will exchange ideas, lessons learned, and best practices with fellow participants during formal and informal sessions as they enhance, education & empower one another.
We will provide young people with hands-on learning, valuable coaching with the help of local entrepreneurs and business leaders who will also serve as program mentors will guide participants through the process of turning their innovative ideas into business opportunities.
Youth & Government is a national YMCA program for young people in grades 7-12 separated with middle and high school components. The Model Legislature & Court program brings together young people for a hands-on, unforgettable experience. Participants are trained in various government and court roles in preparation for the annual Model Legislature and Court Conference typically held at the Statehouse each February.
Student Representatives and Senators elect their leadership, research current events, and write all the bills for this year’s program. For these legislators, the Youth in Government experience culminates by debating their bills in the House and Senate floors and seeking signature by the Youth Governor.
The Court program is an opportunity for students to be exposed to the judicial process. They can participate as an attorney or even be elected to serve as a judge on the Supreme Court. Students learn how to examine a court case, and then choose and defend a position. This conference provides delegates an opportunity to learn how to solve community problems through the democratic process as well as debate and discuss issues with their peers from throughout Indiana.
The program offers career training, case management, educational training and supportive services by taking a holistic approach. This approach will account for the participants physical, emotional, social, and mental health needs while helping them to secure and sustain employment and/or achieve higher education. For those who have dropped out of school, the YES program will assist them in obtaining their High School Equivalency. The program also provides 12 months of follow-up support to foster leadership and maintain progress of goals
YES Indy offers out of school and/or work, young people an opportunity to explore new opportunities to find the right direction in their life with no expense to them. The overall goal of the program is to provide young people with the tools needed to become self-sufficient and reach their full potential.
If you live in Marion County and want to learn more about the program and see if you are eligible, contact Jamie at 317-344-9377 or email@example.com.
The YMCA’s Project Connect program is an integrated education and training model designed to prepare adult learners for rewarding entry-level careers.
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.
The YMCA provides collegiate services to continue the pathway for young people to engage in programming and further develop their career skills.