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.
Inspiring Young Leaders
Through our leadership programs, the Y strives to ensure that every young person has an opportunity to envision and pursue a positive future. Building a strong foundation in leadership early in life encourages youth to take an active role in strengthening their communities as adults. Participants in our leadership programs can expect to make new friends, find the support they need and gain the confidence to challenge themselves.
The Y provides a variety of opportunities for teens to get involved in our community as leaders. The Ys leadership programs are tailored to help our teens provide services to others in our community through social development, as well as obtain personal growth.
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 to, quite literally, practice democracy.