YMCA Youth Leadership programs provide youth with the opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills, learn more about themselves, and about giving back to their community.

YMCA Youth Leadership is open to all active YMCA members between the ages of 10 to 17 years of age, and is included in the cost of your YMCA membership.

Junior YMCA Youth Leadership  (10 to 13 years)

Develop an understanding of the skills and values needed to become an effective leader through a variety of fun and creative activities.

Senior YMCA Youth Leadership (14 to 17 years)

Develop leadership and planning skills in various environments. Gain the skills needed to execute special events, children’s programs and fundraising initiatives.

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YMCA Youth Leadership programs run once a week from September to June.  Registration and ongoing participation is required.  Please visit the membership desk at your branch to register.

In some locations YMCA Youth Leadership groups may be combined or ages adjusted based on group size.