EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS
Teens are the future leaders of our community and at the Y, we ensure we’re giving them the power to succeed. Through service learning opportunities, leadership clubs and drop-in Teen Centers where everyone is welcome, we’re creating an inviting and inspiring atmosphere for these young adults to thrive.
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Cape Ann YMCA Program Guide
Greater Beverly YMCA Program Guide
Haverhill/Plaistow YMCAs Program Guide
Ipswich Family YMCA Program Guide
Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA Program Guide
Salem Program YMCA Program Guide
Learn More About Our Drop-In Teen Centers.
Bold & Gold Teen Outdoor Leadership Programming
Adventure Begins Here! Be Yourself, make new friends, and experience incredible adventures with our Boys and Girls Outdoor Leadership Development Club. The BOLD & GOLD program inspires courage and multi-cultural leadership in diverse groups of boys and girls in grades 9th-12th. (financial Assistance is available). For more information, contact Graeme Marcoux email@example.com.
2017 Bold Gold MicroAdventures
February 20th – Presidents’ Day Hike (Microspikes/Snowshoes)
March 25th – Massachusetts Hike
April 17th -21st – Backpacking Trip
May 20th – Day Hike
June 17th – Kayak Trip
July 15th-16th – Hut Trip
August 12th -13th - Kayak/Canoe camping
September 9th – Day Hike
October 14th-15th – Backpacking Trip
November 18th – Day Hike
December 16th – Day Hike/Snowshoe
Summer 2017 BOLD/GOLD Adventures
Students in their junior year will be selected from several high schools on the North Shore of Massachusetts to participate in weeklong adventure based leadership trainings. Each group of boys and girls will be made up of a mixture of students from various high schools, not to include more than two students from the same school on the same trip. There will be a reunion of all trip members with a slideshow at the end of August/beginning of September to remind students of their responsibility to bring their new leadership skills back to their respective high schools and get them pumped for the school year. In February of 2018 students will be invited for a weekend adventure reunion with their trip mates to discuss how their year of leadership has gone after 6 months.
Trip I – July 10th – July 14th
Trip II- July 17th – July 21st
Trip III- July 24th – July 28th
Trip IV- July 31st – August 4th
Each student applicant should fill out a first choice week and a second choice week and include availability for the other weeks. Each applicant can check off whether they would like to be considered for a 50% or full scholarship and fill out the appropriate paperwork to accompany their application. The application period will open in January 2017 and close at the end of March. Applications should include a trip deposit to be refunded if the applicant is not selected for a trip in the 2017 season. Trip costs are all inclusive and will include the end of the summer reunion and February weekend adventure costs.
Gloucester Teen Center
9 Center Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, 978-283-0470
Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday: Hours vary
Located in downtown Gloucester, the Teen Center offers students a place to hang out and have fun after school and on the weekends. The center features multiple computers, TVs, video game systems, and couches for lounging.It's also home to the Cape Ann Y Teen Leaders Club, which meets every Thursday evening during the school year from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Since 1995, teens in the club have chosen to actively volunteer time and effort for the betterment of the community. Contact Rick Doucette for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Beyea Youth & Teen Center, Rockport
32 Pooles Lane, Rockport, MA 01966, 978-546-3600
Monday - Thursday, 2:30-6:00pm
Friday & Saturday, 2:30-9:30pm
Opened in the spring of 2007 as a collaboration between the Town of Rockport and the YMCA, the Youth & Teen Center is located at Evans Field. Staff and teens have forged strong, healthy, enduring relationships while working together for the future of Rockport youth. The Youth & Teen Center gives teens a place to belong and a chance to have a good time while making healthy decisions. The Teen Center is open to all youth from 6th through 12th grade.
McPherson Youth & Teen Center, Beverly
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 3:00pm-8:00pm
4 McPherson Drive, Beverly, MA 01915, 978-921-6061
The Myles McPherson Youth Center is drop-in center for boys and girls ages 11-18. Our center offers youth and teens a safe and fun place to hang out shoot some pool, use the computer lab, play video games, get in a game of air hockey, and participate in programs, leagues and more! Teen Leaders Club:The Y is helping shape the future of our community through the next generation- our teens. The McPherson Teen Leaders Club meets twice a month during the school year and completes a community service event or fundraiser each month. Boys and girls in grades 6-12 work hard and make a true impact in the City of Beverly through their dedication to service.
Teen Center at the Haverhill YMCA
81 Winter Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Through our drop-in Teen Center, service learning projects and leadership clubs, our Y is truly making an impact on the lives of students in the greater Haverhill area. Our Teen Leaders Club give students a place to build their leadership skills and self-esteem, while making a difference in their community through volunteerism. It helps teens grow through service to others and provides healthy social opportunities to teens between the ages of 13 to 18. Meets Tuesdays at 5:00pm. Hours (during school year) Monday - Friday 2:30-9:00pm Saturday Y-Night 7:00-10:00pm Our Teen Leaders Club gives students a place to build their leadership skills and self-esteem, while making a difference in their community through volunteerism. It helps teens grow through service to others and provides healthy social opportunities to teens between the ages of 13 to 18. The members of this club have a strong desire to have a fun and positive experience and make a difference at their Y and in their community. Meets Tuesdays at 5:00pm.
Ipswich Family Teen Center
110 County Road Ipswich, MA 01938, 978-356-9622
Hang Time Saturday Nights (Grades 6-10) 6:00-9:00pm Teen Only Nights. Open after hours just for teens on Saturday nights. Play some sports in the gym, swim in the pool and use the diving board, listen to music, chat with friends or hang out in the Teen Zone with some video games. Special event the second week of each month! Hang Time is FREE for YMCA Members, $6 for GuestsFit CrewFree transportation to the Ipswich YMCA from the Ipswich Middle School. This FREE program is available Monday through Thursday during the school year. Students do not need to be members of the YMCA to attend, just return the attached Release of Liability form. Once at the YMCA, take advantage of the wide variety of facility options with your friends as well as program activities designed for teens.Fit Crew Registration »
Lynch/van Otterloo Teen Center
Salem YMCA Teen Leadership and Arts Programming
Salem YMCA One Sewall St, Salem, MA 01970 978.740.9622
Teen Lounge Hours: 3:30pm-7:00pm (Monday - Friday)
SAY Media - Visual arts, music and more! Contact Nicole Heena email@example.com
Girls Today -Girls Today serves at risk middle school age girls. This empowering program gives girls the hope and security of a bright future.
Greenspace Garden - Our Urban Farmers learn hard work, healthy habits, sustainability and the health and economic benefits of producing, shopping, and buying local. Contact Matt Buchanan firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Leaders Program - Strengthening leadership skills through team building, local community service projects and fun group activities.