Activity: Education & Leadership

Early Learning Program

family fun

Our Early Learning Center provides an inviting learning environment that challenges children with developmentally age appropriate activities. Children, parents and teachers work together to create an emergent curriculum that continually stimulates the children’s curiosity to learn. Our quality programing allows children to learn new skills, develop important competencies and establish healthy, supportive relationships with peers and adults. With teachers that have the proper educational background and teaching experience, we are able to implement a caring and nurturing environment of learning for children.… Read More

Chandler/Gilbert i-Learn Program

i-Learn Program | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Engage, Learn and Graduate with Chandler i-Learn The i-Learn Program addresses the variety of challenges and barriers that are preventing youth from educational attainment. By using a holistic approach with students that positively affects spirit, mind, and body; students are better able to engage in learning opportunities. In partnership with Chandler Unified School District, the… Read More

Y Achievers

Y Achievers | Teens | Education & Leadership | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Y Achievers: Helping young adults prepare for success in college, work and life. At the Y, we recognize that every individual’s needs are different. While many may seek intensive assistance with enrolling in high school or alternative education, others may seek leadership development, or internship opportunities.   Find Out More… Read More

Youth and Government

Youth & Government | Community Initiatives | Community Programs | Valley of the Sun YMCA

With the premise that leaders are developed by doing, the YMCA’s Youth and Government program’s motto is that “democracy must be learned by each generation.” The goal of the program is to create the next generation of thoughtful, committed and active citizens. With this in mind, teens are taught the principles of a democratic society and… Read More

Leader’s Club

Leader's Club | Teen Education & Leadership | Teen Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Come hang out at the YMCA …with a purpose! This fun program is made to develop youth as leaders and foster a culture of service. It will provide teens with knowledge and training that will help them to better serve others and to shape a healthy lifestyle themselves. This program is specifically designed for teens… Read More

Teen Nights

Counselor In Training

Join other teens and participate in a fun night out! A popular social outlet for teens, YMCA Teen Nights connect our youth in a fun environment. Contact your nearest location for upcoming events.  … Read More

Model United Nations

Model UN | Teens | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Discuss, Debate and Legislate! Welcome to the YMCA Model United Nations Program! Our program is designed to introduce students to the operation and structure of the United Nations while providing them with an opportunity to actively learn about world cultures and debate issues of international importance. Students will actively participate in conflict resolution, public speaking, and coalition… Read More