Teen Leadership programs are a hallmark of the YMCA. We believe this is the age to join your peers and experience opportunities to deepen your interests and understanding of the importance of becoming a leader.
Youth and Government
Youth and Government gives high school students the opportunity to take part in the Arizona governmental process. Teens will attend pre-legislative and model-legislative conferences in Phoenix.
American Red Cross training designed to provide teens ages 11-14 with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or guardians.
Junior Lifeguard (11-14)
Teens have the opportunity to learn 5 major areas of lifeguarding: injury prevention, emergency response, physical fitness, professionalism and leadership. More information
Leaders in Training
YMCA Leaders in Training provides teens opportunities to volunteer, explore career possibilities, work in groups and make new friends. Participants also receive introductions to technology and art.
Teens over 15 who pass a qualifying swim test have the opportunity to participate in the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. Class includes certification, CPR, First Aid as well as AED.
Teen Leadership Program (12 – 18)
Get your teen active! Technology, arts and creativity helps teens become active in the community and prepares them for the future. Join us for our school semester programs or our weeks of summer camp!
Teens in grades 6 through 9 come out for an evening of fun and excitement in a safe environment. Teens enjoy a night filled with dancing and competitive active electronic games.
Y Leaders & Jr. Y Leaders
The YMCAs Y Leaders program provides Teens in grades 7 through 12 the opportunity to become a voice for their generation and make a difference in their community and world.