Teen classes help promote goals acheivement, making lasting friendships, and building self-confidence in a supportive environment.

At the Y, we offer teen programs and to keep teens active and get them involved in their community. From Youth & Government to babysitting certifications, the YMCA of GWC has the right program just for you!


The YMCA offers Babysitting Safety training for teens. This program is designed to focus on supervising, caring for, and keeping children and infants safe in babysitting settings. The program provides fundamental information in the business of babysitting, proper supervision, basic caregiving skills, and responding properly to ill or injured children or infants.

Teen Events

The Y’s teen programs and activities provide opportunities for youth to realize who they are and what they are capable of achieving, all while making friends and memories along the way.

Teen Leadership

For our young people, the right guidance and support can make a real difference in figuring out who they are and what they can achieve. The Y is committed to nurturing teens and college students to help them grow strong roots for success.

Youth & Government

Youth and Government™ is a national program of the Y that involves thousands of teens nationwide in state-organized, model-government programs. Students from every corner of the U.S. have the opportunity to immerse themselves in experiential civic engagement and toquite literally, practice democracy.

Chefs in Training

Does your child love to cook? Are you constantly looking for fun and healthy recipes that your kids will love? Our Chefs in Training program will provide an atmosphere for your kids to learn a variety of culinary skills, kitchen safety, how to follow and modify recipes, food safety and food preparation techniques!