The YMCA is proud to offer a leadership development program for teens ages 13-16 at seven locations this summer. For teens interested in gaining work-training experience and formal job training skills, this program provides a safe and nurturing environment. Work directly with a YMCA teen director who coaches teens daily, and have the opportunity to shadow multiple YMCA staff through a typical day. Through this program participants gain experience through teamwork, problem-solving and hands-on professional development.

This program runs weekly; to participate the teen must commit to completing the entire week and complete an interview with the local YMCA. All a part of the design to instill professionalism and work-ready skills. Concluding this program, teens feel more prepared for their first job and may even receive a job offer from the YMCA!

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