Employee U at the Desert Foothills Family YMCA is a flexible 4-week program designated for teens to learn life- and workforce -readiness skills through workshops, community speakers, volunteer opportunities and individualized experiences. Teens must be available a minimum of 10 hours per week and a maximum of 30 hours per week for volunteer hours. This program is limited to 20 participants per session.


May 30-June 24 (Orientation 5/26 6-8pm)
July 3- July 28 (Orientation 6/29 6-7pm)

Program funded through Desert Foothills Family YMCA Annual Support campaign.

Teens will be hosting lunch and learns on the following dates:

  • Thursday, July 6th  Employee Lunch & Learn, Teens 14-18, 11:30am – 2pm, Financial Goals & Time Management
  • Thursday, July 13th  Employee Lunch & Learn, Teens 14-18, 11:30am – 2pm, Communication Style
  • Thursday, July 20th  Employee Lunch & Learn, Teens 14-18, 11:30am – 2pm, Discover the HERO in You
  • Thursday, July 27th  Employee Lunch & Learn, Teens 14-18, 11:30am – 2pm, Preparing for that Perfect  Job


  • Week One: Financial Goals & Time Management
  • Week Two: What does your Communication Style say about you
  • Week Three: Discover the HERO in you
  • Week Four: How do you get that Perfect Job for you today

CONTACT: Kathy Jo McNamara -Volunteer Coordinator at 602-212-6292 or kathyjo.mcnamara@vosymca.org