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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!

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The Forge Girls in STEM Makerspace

Date: Saturdays, Sept. 16 & 23; Oct. 14 & 28; Nov. 11 & 18; Dec. 9 & 16, 2023
Cost: $25 for the entire program | Register Online

Join us as the Forge Greensboro hosts a STEM makerspace program for girls aged 12-18 years old in the triad. Join us for hands-on engineering and design projects from 3D printing to ceramics and more! 

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.

YMCA Teen Achievers "Battle of the Blues" College Tour

Date & Time: Nov 2, 2023 - Nov 3, 2023, 8am-4pm
Cost: $300.00 | Register Online

Join us for our highly anticipated Achievers Fall Day College Tour in the beautiful city of Durham, North Carolina! This incredible overnight immersive experience will give teens the chance to explore a rich variety of colleges and universities.

Additionally, participants will have numerous opportunities to engage in recreational activities with their peers. Prepare for an unforgettable overnight adventure as we visit renowned institutions such as UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, Elon University, and Duke University. Delicious meals are also included in your registration fee for a hassle-free journey. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Achievers Spring Break College Tour

Date: March 25-28, 2024
Cost: $600.00 | Register Online

Our annual Achievers Spring College Tour will be hosted in Washington D.C! During this immersive tour, teens will visit a diverse group of colleges and universities. Participants will also have multiple opportunities to participate in recreational opportunities with their peers. All meals are included and payment can be made by automatic draft. 

Colleges include: Howard University, University of Maryland and Georgetown University

Y Leaders

Y Leaders is a volunteer and service club for teens 11-17 located at the Bryan, Hayes-Taylor, Ragsdale, Reidsville, and Spears Ys. 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 3-week program at the Reidsville YMCA that provides teens ages 13-18 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.