Teen Leadership Programs
TEEN LEADERS CLUB (Grades 9 – 12) This leadership group, run by and for the teens here at the Rye Y, meets twice a month to create positive change and implement new creative ideas. As the “Teen Ambassadors” for the Rye Y, Leaders participate in a variety of YMCA events and fundraising efforts. In addition, Teen Leaders are given the opportunity to create personal portfolios to aid them in their pursuit of jobs, scholarships, and college acceptance. Teen Leaders can look forward to a rewarding year of service and fun. New Teen Leaders are chosen based on personal interviews and desire to make a positive difference in their community.Y GLOBAL TEENS (Grades 9 – 12) In collaboration with YMCA International, Global Teens is a youth development program with a special emphasis on service learning and the development of leadership skills and cultural competence. The purpose of the program is to challenge each participant to develop a stronger sense of selfconfidence, independence and cooperation, as well as to deepen his/her appreciation for the diversity and interdependence among the world’s people. The program is not just an opportunity to travel, but also an opportunity for leadership development, personal growth, new cultural experiences and increased international understanding.
JUNIOR LEADERS (Grades 6-8) This leadership group is designed for middle school students who want to make a positive impact in the Rye community, meet new friends and participate in a variety of service projects. The Junior Leaders meet twice a month to plan meaningful and fulfilling activities while introducing students to the ideals of leadership and service.
For more information on any of the Teen Leadership Programs, click here to email Scott Umbel ior call 967-6363, ext. 105