Executive Director of Camping and Teen Service
978.283.0470 ext. 1702
Rick Doucette has been mentoring teenagers in Gloucester and Cape Ann for 28 years. As Executive Director of the Cape Ann YMCA Teen and Camping services, he leads activities that challenge and entertain youth. But his concern for their well-being extends to counseling teens with a range of problems, from homelessness to a simple lack of direction.
Rick also inspires the young to give back by directing the Gloucester Teen Leaders club, which involves them in programs such as the Open Door Food Pantry. The YMCA's Clean Team, which Doucette helped found, enlists teens in a cleanup program during the summer. He has also taken young volunteers to New Orleans to help build houses for flood victims.
In addition, as a member of the Gloucester Rotary, Doucette served as co-president of Gloucester's Pride Stride, a five-mile walk that raises funds for nonprofit organizations in the arts and civic affairs.