Downtown Branch

Teen Leaders Club

Make a difference through YMCA Teen Leaders Club, a leadership development community service program that helps teens discover their full potential. It is a safe place where teens can come and simply be themselves.

Leaders Club is a year-long leadership-development program for middle and high school teens. This program provides teens with extensive leadership training and volunteer opportunities that support YMCA programs and services to the community. In addition to teaching teens leadership through service, Leaders Clubs advisors:

• Introduce teens to all the work the Y does to strengthen the community
• Inspire and prepare teens to become future Y leaders.

Our goal is to challenge teens to serve the community, and to help them grow in who they are and lead those around them. Leaders Club includes weekly meetings, service, and social events, as well as trips throughout the year including rallies, service work weekends, and optional spring break trips.


YMCA Middle School Leaders Club serves teens in grades 6 - 8 and YMCA High School Leaders Club serves teens in grades 9 - 12. Meetings are held at the Downtown YMCA.


Registration begins in the fall. Contact Jerry McNamee for more information at (419) 422-4424 or