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We offer opportunities for teens to develop their leadership skills through our Teen Leaders Club and Youth & Government program.

Teen Leaders Club

Make a difference through the YMCA Teen Leaders Club, a leadership development, community service program that helps teens discover their full potential. It is a safe place where teens can come and simply be themselves.


Leaders Club is a year-long leadership development program for middle and high school teens. This program provides teens with extensive leadership training and volunteer opportunities that support YMCA programs and services to the community.


In addition to teaching teens leadership through service, Leaders Club advisors:

• Introduce teens to all the work the Y does to strengthen the community and

• Inspire and prepare teens to become future Y leaders.


Our goal is to challenge teens to serve the community, help them grow in who they are, and lead those around them. The mission of the Teen Leaders Club is to strengthen the community by instilling the core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility in teens through hands-on, real-life leadership activities, leadership retreats, and volunteering.

Grades: 6th-12th

Cost: $30 yearly fee. Teen Leader Club t-shirt included.


New members are always welcome. You do not need to be a member of the YMCA to participate. Financial assistance is available.

Branch Contacts:

Youth & Government

The Ohio YMCA's Youth & Government Program enhances the development of the American democratic process for young people through participatory training in the theory and practice of the Ohio state government.

If you want to shape your city, this is the place for you!

Contact Robb Wappner - Youth & Family Program Director at or call
419-522-3511 ext 228 for more information.
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