Become a Leader with the Y!
Teen Leader’s is program for youth ages of 13 to 18. Through volunteer service, team building and leadership exercises, the youth enrolled in this program learn what it means to be an effective leader in their community and what skills are necessary to be a part of a larger team. The Teen Leaders program not only allows youth to learn these skills but also the opportunity to put them into action, giving them a safe and judgment free environment to succeed or fail as a leader. The program is also youth driven, meaning that the program participants pay the primary role in planning and implementing the weekly program.
JOin us weekly
Wednesdays 7:00pm at the White Plains YMCA
Sundays 7:15pm at the Camp Combe YMCA
WEEKLY WORKSHOPS, TEAM BUILDING & LEADERSHIP EXERCISES
The YMCA National Teen Leaders program is based upon “The 5 Pillars” proven to help teens reach their full potential. The Y of Central and Northern Westchester has taken these 5 pillars and divided them among the school year to give a well-rounded program to all participants. The Pillars are covered in the following order and repeated twice during the year;
1.Building Strong Self ( 4 Weeks)
2. Life Skills (4 Weeks)
3. Positive Identity (2 Weeks)
4. Goal Setting & Action Plan ( 4 Weeks)
5. Positive Relationships ( 4 Weeks)
During these weekly meeting teens will develop skills through team building & leadership exercises, creative problem solving exercises, career development workshops, as well as low ropes courses, and other physical activities.
A strong component of the Teen Leaders program is volunteer service. Volunteer service, whether organized by the club or done individually by the leader, is a requirement to belong to the program. It is the belief of the program that volunteer service provides a perfect platform for education through engagement and can help leaders learn more about their community, others and themselves.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT
The Teen Leaders program is part of an international program involving thousands of teens from across the glove. Teens enrolled in Teen Leaders are invited to participate in regional rallies during which Leaders clubs gather to work on leadership skills and to discuss how they can better serve their communities. Rallies encourage teens to push their boundaries in order to develop their skills and abilities.
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