Youth Education & Leadership

Youth Education & Leadership

The Y connects kids to their potential, purpose and each other so they can shape the communities of tomorrow, today. Through our leadership and academic enrichment programs such as safety & education workshops, Youth and Government and Leaders Club, the Y makes sure that every child has an opportunity to envision and pursue a positive future, and to take an active role in strengthening his or her community.

Babysitting Training (Ages 11-17)

YMCA at Pabst Farms
6/11/24 - 8/20/24
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After taking this class, you will have the knowledge and skills needed to be a safe, responsible, and successful babysitter.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Participant
Member & Community Participant Registration 11/14/22 12/30/24 Online / Front Desk $ 65.00$ 85.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/11/24
Location Conference Room - Tu - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Waiting List  
06/25/24
Location Conference Room - Tu - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
3 / 8 Available Register  
07/09/24
Location Conference Room - Tu - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
5 / 8 Available Register  
07/23/24
Location Conference Room - Tu - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
6 / 8 Available Register  
08/06/24
Location Conference Room - Tu - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8 / 8 Available Register  
08/20/24
Location Conference Room - Tu - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8 / 8 Available Register  

Global Leaders (Ages 14-17)

All Locations
11/1/24 - 7/31/25
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YMCA Global Leaders is a leadership development and service learning program that engages teens in a year-long,  empowering international experience culminating with the Global Teen Leadership Summit held in Valparaiso, Chile in summer of 2025.

About YMCA Global Leaders 
The Global Leaders Program aims to empower and endow the next generation of global leaders with innovative and cultural competency skills necessary to lead inclusively in a world that is ever more interdependent. This program includes deep personal growth and discovery, cultural travel, meaningful service and college readiness.  Through the Valparaiso, Chile YMCA and the YMCA of the USA Chile Coalition, the goal is to strengthen teen engagement and global leadership development in the US and Chile YMCAs.

  • Program Components: The program has three major components which include the following:
    • Stewardship: Leadership Development & Summit Planning (minimum 3 meetings throughout school year- in person and virtual)
    • Service: Service Learning Projects
    • Summit: Global Teen Leadership Development Summit 
      • Dates: Sunday, July 6th, 2025- Sunday, July 13th, 2025 in Chile
  • Program Fees: YMCA Global Leaders will be required to fundraise for their portion of the Global Teen Leadership Development Summit.  Approximate per person fees are $3,000 per person which includes airfare, lodging, airport transportation, meals, and cultural activities.

Apply Now!

Applications for the YMCA Global Leaders program are OPEN!  On selection, participants will attend leadership development and summit planning meetings with their travel group which will focus on team-building, leadership development, and cultural competency trainings in preparation for their trip. The application and selection process consists of the following:

  1.  Indicate your interest by registering for the program below!
  2. Upon registration, you will be provided with a YMCA Global Leaders program application.  MUST apply to be considered.
  3. In-Person or Phone Interview

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 1st 

Eligible Applicants Are:

  • In high school
  • Available to attend regular mandatory meetings
  • Available to travel in July of 2025 to Valparaiso, Chile
  • Curious, open to new experiences
  • Want to make their community a better place
  • Embody the YMCA core values

YMCA Global Leaders program participant selections will be made no later than Thursday, October 31st.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Participant
Application Process 6/1/24 10/1/24 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
11/01/24 - 07/31/25
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Opens on 06/01/24

Home Alone Workshop (Ages 8-10)

YMCA at Pabst Farms
6/8/24 - 8/13/24
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Learn the tools necessary to start staying home alone. We will discuss making good decisions, safety practices, first aid, and more. Bring food/snack/drink needed to get through this class time.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Participant
Member & Community Participant Registration 11/14/22 12/30/24 Online / Front Desk $ 40.00$ 55.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/08/24
Location Multipurpose 2 - Sa - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8 / 10 Available Register  
06/18/24
Location Conference Room - Tu - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5 / 8 Available Register  
07/02/24
Location Conference Room - Tu - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8 / 8 Available Register  
07/16/24
Location Conference Room - Tu - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8 / 8 Available Register  
07/30/24
Location Conference Room - Tu - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
8 / 8 Available Register  
08/13/24
Location Conference Room - Tu - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
8 / 8 Available Register