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The Y believes that providing professional and personal development opportunities to teens helps to build strong leaders in our community and for the future. Through the Y’s Leaders-In-Training, work experience placements, teens camps and various other youth development initiatives, teens are given the opportunity to grow in spirit, mind and body.


46The Teen Lead On programme is designed for teens who demonstrate a desire to learn, lead, and serve. This unique programme will strengthen leadership skills utilizing the experiential learning model.

Comprising a variety of workshops and seminars, Teen Lead On will utilise the Ropes Challenge Course and other adventure-based elements across the island to provide teens with specialty leadership training. Globally, the YMCA has a rich history of leadership development programming, with a focus on social, emotional and cognitive youth development that helps you and teen learn, grow, and thrive.

Teens who complete the programme will receive an official YMCA Leadership plaque and certificate that will assist with school and job applications. The teens will also be provided with opportunities to volunteer with YMCA programmes, with an expectation that they serve minimum of 60 hours within 6 months of programme completion.

Programme Details

Who: Youth ages 13-17

What: Leadership Opportunity for Teens

Where: Various locations island-wide

When: 8 – 12 August from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Registration: Application-based (apply below) following up with an interview

Contact: 925-3276 / register@ymcacayman.ky


Made possible by Rotary Club of Grand Cayman

Thanks to a generous grant from Rotary, the costs of this programme are being subsidized.



The YMCA is a great place to make new friends, build your confidence and develop skills for the future! As a Leaders-In-Training (LIT) you will, inspire youth to explore, find new talents, and try new activities, while developing your own leadership skills at the same time.

Our Leader in Training Programme has been designed with young people and their needs at its core. Students will learn about the impact that they can make, the importance of their own voice and how to develop their own personal goals and dreams. The programme is designed to bring out the innate talent and abilities of each individual student while giving them the opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills.

This course combines classroom learning with a wide variety of interactive and fun team tasks.  As well as teaching students about goal setting and time management, they will take part in a number of exercises that will allow them to express themselves and understand more about team dynamics and self-reflection.

Through the LIT programme teens will:

  • Gain real-life, hands-on experiences;
  • Participate in out-of-the ordinary leadership trainings;
  • Receive ongoing mentorship & coaching from professional YMCA staff;
  • Help plan & facilitate fun activities;
  • Be a role model;
  • Provide a safe & fun programme for kids in your community;
  • Make new friends & create unforgettable memories!

Upon successful completion of the programme, teens will receive a certificate of completion, along with a letter of recognition outlining their hours of service.

Programme Details

Who: youth ages 13-17

What: leadership tracks are available through the Y’s Day Camp, After-School and Little League programmes, allowing participants to focus their service on key areas of interest.

Where: various locations island-wide

When: varies by track (see requirements below for further information)

Registration: open year round. Please note, this is an application based programme. To apply, click on the button below! Interested participants must successfully complete an application and interview with a member of the Y team to be enrolled in the programme.

Contact: 925-3276 / register@ymcacayman.ky


Application Deadline: June 15th 

Track Details & Requirements

Camp Track (School & Holiday Breaks)

  • Training / Orientation (5hrs)
  • Two-week camp placement (40hrs)

After-School Track (September through to June)

  • Training / Orientation (5hrs)
  • After-School Placement (20hrs)
  • External Community Volunteer Hours / Service Work (20hrs)

Little League Track (January through to June)

  • Training / Orientation (5hrs)
  • Baseball / Facility Placement (20hrs)
  • External Community Volunteer Hours / Service Work (20hrs)

Upcoming Training Dates

  • TBD


The Y welcomes work experience and work placement students. If you are interested in a career in aquatics, education, youth services/development, early childhood education, sports, community development or administration services, we can assist you in discovering a career full of diversity. These are formal work experience arrangements that are part of an education or training course.

Work experience is a great way for students to gain important skills and to help them transition successfully from study to work.

Programme Details

Who: High School students

What: placements available within administrative / office management, facilities & property, after-school, aquatics and sport

Where: various locations island-wide

When: throughout the academic school year (September through to June)

Registration: applications accepted year round, but work experience positions may not always be available. Dependent on seasonality of programmes and staff availability.

Contact: 925-3276 / register@ymcacayman.ky

Leadership Development

Leadership, character development, and values learning initiatives sponsored by Intertrust Group Cayman Islands. Thank you for investing in our community!


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