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Being involved in a program that sparks your interest from a young age can help you develop skills and learn concepts that will be beneficial for your professional and personal development. 

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 here.

Y Leaders

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 here.

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 here.

Teens in Action

This 4-week program at the Reidsville YMCA will provide 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 here.