With the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility as our guide, we work with you every day to help your children have fun while realizing their potential.
It can be hard to figure out your place in the world. As a young person with your whole life ahead of you, having the right guidance and support can make a real difference in figuring out who you are and what you can achieve. Whether kids come to the Y looking to explore their interests, or for support in navigating challenges, the Y is committed to nurturing children and teens and roots for their success.
Contact Ryan Corbin, Associate Teen Director, by email at corbinr at ymcarichmond dot org with teen program questions or for more information.
LEADERS CLUBYMCA Leaders’ Club provides teens ages 13-18 with knowledge, training, communication skills and valuable team-building experience through volunteering in Y programs and the community. Leaders’ Club trains teens to better serve their community and the Y as they encourage each other to make a positive impact for present and future generations. Qualifying leaders may participate in Blue Ridge Leaders’ School, a week-long school held in June that is run by the South Field YMCAs with a main focus on fitness and leadership development. Shady Grove YMCA Leaders Club meets every Thursday evening during the school year.
Blue Ridge Leaders School The mission of Blue Ridge Leaders School is to provide youth and adults training in the principles and philosophy of YMCA physical education for the purpose of:developing teaching and performance skills; building self esteem and leadership qualities enhancing leadership training in the local accociation, and; strengthening and demonstrating traditional Christian values that foster the essential unity of spirt, mind and body for all.
Blue Ridge Leaders School The mission of Blue Ridge Leaders School is to provide youth and adults training in the principles and philosophy of YMCA physical education for the purpose of:
13 - 18 years old
Thursday, during the school year
Tom Poole Teen Center
Fees are due by September 24, 2012.
TEENS IN ACTIONThe mission of the Teens in Action club is to provide volunteer and social opportunities for teens in the Y while developing leadership skills in a positive atmosphere that fosters a sense of belonging and encouragement. Teens will be required to attend a volunteer workshop. Club members are also asked to participate in essential monthly meetings.
TEEN ADVISORY BOARDMiddle and high school volunteers are needed to help plan and promote events at the Shady Grove Y Teen Center. Volunteer hours are earned for time spent on advertising events and working at events.
Any interested teen may complete the Teen Advisory Board Application below and return it to the Shady Grove Family YMCA, attention Ryan Corbin.
Teen Advisory Board Application
"To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit,
mind, and body for all."
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