Teen Leadership Programs

Feeling a sense of belonging, preparing for college, and developing attitudes that will shape their future are critically important during formative teenage years. That’s why we created programs where teens can feel safe, build their self-esteem, and connect with others.

Our teen programs and clubs are designed specifically to help teenagers learn important leadership and character development skills by participating in customized courses tailored for their age group and interests.

For more information, contact us at 818 368 3231 or email Kayla Cabrera, Teen Director, at [email protected].

Youth Council Leaders Club

The North Valley Family YMCA Youth Council Leaders Club engages young people, grades 6-8, in a student-led forum that helps them gain leadership skills and allows them to contribute in civic, community and service learning. Participants will have the opportunity to build strong relationship, gain a sense of belonging and achieve more academically. In addition, participants will be able to complete volunteer hours and give back to their community. In this program we develop confidence, leadership, civic engagement, service learning, community involvement and public speaking skills. The Youth Council Leaders Club forums will discuss, plan, advocate and implement projects that address the needs of their community and school and that support the YMCA’s cause of Strengthening the Foundations of Community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

This program is free and open to both members and non-members in high school and middle school.

For more information, check out our Youth Council Leaders Club Information Packet Here

Enrollment is open now. To enroll, click here: https://bit.ly/2lNoWzc

Junior Leaders Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp Leadership Program for Teens. Junior Leaders is a service learning program for teens and tweens that aims to develop them to be leaders within their school and community, and focuses on community service, social development, leadership training, teambuilding and fun. All members play an active role and are responsible for achieving personal growth through goals defined by each teen. This program is a way to connect, earn volunteer hours, share new experiences and create life-long friends while promoting leadership. NEW! Recreational swimming in our pool, daily.

2020 Summer Junior Leaders information will be available on
Feb 1, 2020!
Enrollment opens March 1, 2020!