For our young people, the right guidance and support can make a real difference in figuring out who they are and what they can achieve. The Y is committed to nurturing teens and college kids and providing the roots for their success.


Contact the Healthy Youth Program Director at your Y to learn more.

Youth & Teen Centers

A great place to go after school to use the computer lab, socialize, do homework or enjoy activities.


The Y has a variety of programs designed to cultivate leadership qualities in our youth.

Leaders Club

Opportunities to develop leadership skills through service projects.

Multicultural Achievers

Help for African American, Hispanic and Latino students in setting and obtaining high educational and career goals.

Counselor In Training

A leadership development program tailored to campers who intend to become a counselor or youth development worker in the future.

Youth In Government

Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government is a youth-led, experiential learning opportunity that involves 1,800 middle-school and high school students each year

University YMCA

The University Y offers programs focused on providing participants leadership growth through interacting with their collegiate peers.