Teen Leadership

Teen Leadership programs at the Y surround young people with mentors, role models, and values to help them grow into the caring, honest, respectful, and responsible community leaders of the future.

Counselor in Training Registration Required



During this two-week summer camp, participants learn the skills necessary to be an effective summer camp counselor. Councelors in Training may be offered volunteer positions for the remaining weeks of summer.

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Ages: 14-17 Fees: Training Week | $130 for YMCA Members // $160 for Community Members Fieldwork | No fee PROGRAM OVERVIEW The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties Counselors-in-Training (CIT) program is a progressive, experiential, education course designed to help young people develop their awareness and basic skills of youth work leadership and enhanced with an intentional leadership development design. This workforce development curricula is designed to develop the people and technical skills necessary to be an effective, competent and compassionate youth-worker, possessing all of the core competencies the YMCA recognizes are vital to success as a counselor in either a YMCA Day Camp or our Y After School Setting. While it is not �working� at camp in the same sense as a staff member, as a CIT, participants are still technically a youth participant and therefore bound by many of the same rules and restrictions as regular campers. CIT is a training program that teaches leadership skills. CITs are not paid and they are not guaranteed a staff position at the completion of the program. The YMCA�s CIT program teaches management and leadership skills, providing basic training in such areas as child abuse prevention, time management, curriculum development. The CIT curriculum exposes participants to all of the same training that YMCA counselors must go through, and if possible, more training. Participants will alternate between hands-on experiences working with a specific age-group or shadowing adult counselors and classroom and learning-based experiences including group discussing, panels, workshops, and lectures. Participation in CIT programs can lead to leadership opportunities at school, the YMCA, in extracurricular activities and employment opportunities.

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Kitsap Mock Trial Team Registration Required



High school students are introduced to the legal system through a connection with local attorney coaches. Students learn to argue fictional cases in real-world courthouse settings.

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Safe Sitters Babysitting Training Registration Required



Covers skills required for a safe babysitter; supervision and play with children of various ages, basic child care, basic first aid, safety precautions, accident prevention, and critical emergency action skills.

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Cost: 55 Y Members | 65 Community Members

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Edna Cabalfin at 360-307-4041