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.

Kids Night Out Teen Leaders Other



Teens work with children and peers earning them credit that can be applied toward Teen Leadership Development program fees and special events.

Grades 8-12


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Don Brevik at 253-460-8822
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Youth and Government

Pacific Region Conference Other



An annual retreat for teens that seek to create a community based on honesty, respect, responsibility, and trust. It enables teens to set and meet personal goals and build self-esteem. Topics can range from identifying values, building communication skills, to relationships and making choices. Many former participants and advisors have called PRC a life-changing event.

Each year's conference theme will be developed through small and large family group activities, themed events and other special touches throughout the weekend, and will focus on identifying and striving toward our goals for the future.

Grades 9-12


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Don Brevik at 253-460-8822
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Kids Night Out Teen Leaders

Summer of Service Other



Summer of Service is an annual teen service trip to the Sioux YMCA. Located in Dupree, South Dakota, this is the only YMCA located on a reservation. Come join other young teen leaders from our YMCA and participate in this once in a lifetime, unique and impactful cultural experience.

Grades 10-12


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Don Brevik at 253-460-8822
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Youth and Government

Youth and Government Other


What is Youth and Government? 

This non-partisan eight-month program is designed to give teens a "hands-on" experience running a model state legislature. Youth and Government provides teens the opportunity to become civically engaged in an environment that is not only educational but exciting and fun!

Teens may run for elected positions as state officers, take on the role of a legislator, work as a reporter, or push to pass laws as a lobbyist. Investigate, research, write bills, debate important issues facing our state/nation, and pass mock laws. Learn and practice leadership skills, meet state and local officials and become familiar with state government in a fun and exciting way!

Grades 7-12


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Don Brevik at 253-460-8822

Youth Leadership Development Club Other



Youth Leadership Development Club is a weekly leadership club that provides teens the resources to develop their leadership skills in an open and fun environment that inspires learning, discovery, and personal growth.

Grades 7-12


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Don Brevik at 253-460-8822