Teen Leaders reaches over 75 young people aged 13 -17, helping them to develop vital leadership skills and gain hands-on experience solving problems, addressing issues like bullying and other social challenges, improving public speaking and using sound judgement.
When school is not in session, Y Day Camp provides a safe and well-supervised environment for over 700 kids to have fun, make friends and participate in a variety of activities to learn and grow. As studies have shown, children who are not provided this type of experience during out-of-school times are more likely to experience learning loss and fall behind those who are afforded these opportunities.
The YMCA Ropes Challenge Course serves as an excellent tool helping both youth and adults to improve critical communication, team-building, trust, planning and problem-solving skills. This unique tool has been proven to significantly impact learning in an experiential setting in ways that traditional methods can fall short. Addressing fears, overcoming obstacles, understanding how critical relationships are to success, and building confidence are just a few of the powerful takeaways from the programme. All Y programmes teach and reinforce the core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith through every activity. We work to inspire our young people to reach their full potential, while building character that lasts a lifetime.