Building Future Leaders
We’ll help pave the path toward your teen’s future with skill-building programs. Your teen’s future is bright, allow us to help connect with your teen and to amazing resources and skills.
Our Achievers, Y Leaders, Youth and Government and Teens in Action programs help teens continue building skills to prepare them for careers or college, wherever their path leads.
Our skill-building programs are offered at Ys located in Greensboro, Jamestown, Eden and Reidsville, NC. We are committed to helping teens grow into successful adults; we can’t wait to see you!
Achievers: Teen Mentoring & College/Career Readiness Program
The YMCA Achievers Program is data-driven and strategically designed to develop individual talents and leadership skills and prepare teens for life beyond high school. With a focus on 8th-12th graders, our goal is to support high school graduation, prepare teens for college and begin exploring career possibilities. Learn more about the Achievers Program.
Y Leaders is a volunteer and service club for teens 11-17 located at the Bryan YMCA and Hayes-Taylor YMCA. Y Leaders meets weekly to volunteer, socialize, and better the Greensboro Community! Learn more about the Y Leaders program.
Youth and Government
Youth and Government is a national YMCA program for high school students that provides “hands-on” leadership experience in State Government. Our goal is to empower teens to learn how to make an impact on their community. Learn more about the Youth and Government program.
Teens in Action
Teens in Action is a 4-week program at the Reidsville YMCA that provides teens ages 13-16 the opportunity to volunteer with the YMCA Summer Day Camp program. They'll shadow various instructors, work as a team to create activities for summer youth, take part in personal development, sports and more! Learn more about the Teens in Action program.
Counselor in Training
The YMCA Camp Weaver Counselor in Training (CIT) program is available as a three-week overnight session for campers entering 11th grade. We believe that these youths are the future of Camp Weaver. They are encouraged to work together to learn the skills needed to become positive role models, in both our camp and the community.
The first two weeks of the CIT Program are focused on intensive training in childcare skills and our various activity areas around camp. During the last week of the program, CITs are placed into cabins with some of our very best staff serving as their mentors for the week. Our top scoring CITs will be among the first candidates that will be considered for staff the following year. Learn more about the YMCA Camp Weaver Counselor in Training program.
Leader in Training
YMCA Camp Weaver Leader in Training (LIT) is designed to build leadership skills, group skills, self-confidence, and character. LIT is a two-week program for campers entering 10th grade. The first week of camp is spent in traditional camp activities for half the day, and leadership training for the other half. During the first week and a half, the group (typically 10 to 12 campers) and their counselors will work on a service project for the betterment of camp. Campers will also learn a variety of outdoor skills from fire-building and outdoor cooking to Leave No Trace camping ethics.
During week two, campers will begin planning and preparing for a day trip to Hanging Rock and day trip to the White Water Center in Charlotte. Learn more about the YMCA Camp Weaver Leader in Training program.