- Our Cause
- Burbank YMCA
- Charles River YMCA
- Charlestown YMCA
- Dorchester YMCA
- East Boston YMCA
- Huntington Avenue YMCA
- International Learning Center
- North Suburban YMCA
- Oak Square YMCA
- Roxbury YMCA
- Thomas M. Menino YMCA
- Waltham YMCA
- Wang YMCA of Chinatown
- West Roxbury YMCA
- YMCA Achievers
- YMCA Overnight Camps
- YMCA Training, Inc.
- Work at the Y
Teen Programs & Activities
Creating Opportunity for Lasting Success
Teens turn to the Y for academic assistance, employment, life skills advancement and healthy fun. Teens feel welcome and have proven success at the Y. In 2013, over 2,800 teens participated monthly in Y programming across the association.
The Y Works for Teens
Major highlights of 2013 include:
2,828 teens participate monthly in Y programming across the association; this is a 35% increase over our 2012 average. We have surpassed our agenda goal of a 25% increase over 2012.
As an association we averaged close to 10,000 month swipes/facility access by teens in 2013.
10 fulltime, 16 part-time, 26 total teen staff across the association; 12 teen meetings held; 4 teen specific sub-committees formed.
266 teens involved in leadership programs (63 YGB youth attended state leadership rallies).
608 teens participated in Cyber Bulling Curriculum; 21 staff trained to deliver curriculum.
550 teens employed at the Y this summer; for 78%, this was their first job (combination of Boston Youth Fund, APAC, MLK Scholars Private Industry Council and YMCA payroll). Through the course of the non-summer months we employee 300 teens at our Y’s.
142 teens participated in volunteer programs, that’s a 102% increase over 2012.
310 teens participate in academic achievement programs monthly (SAT Prep/Tutoring/ Sr. & Jr. Pathways/college readiness programs).
Continued Boston Public High School/Middle School partnerships with 3 new established, making total 13.
8,013 teens took advantage of free “Get Summer” memberships, a 42% increase over 2012.
789 FREE events were provided to teens during “Get Summer,” that’s a 35% increase from last year.
35 teens in Youth and Government, YMCA of Greater Boston delegations bestowed high honors at state-wide delegation event.
Ten “Leader’s Clubs” going strong, many self-running.
Total number of free to no-cost teen-related scheduled activities for 2013: 1,521
Other Teen Programs
Job Training Support & Jobs for Youth
Young Achievers Summer Institute
YMCA Achievers - Pathways to College
YMCA Achievers - Annual College and Career Fair
Graduate on Time (GOT-IT)
Alania (17), Teen Employee
The Dorchester YMCA is a place to go to become a leader. I help younger kids with their homework and teach them different games. I have learned to have patience with them and to keep an open mind. Working at the Y has helped me in a way I never thoguht it would. The kids come to me all the time because they believe I can help them. Through this work I have realized that I want to go to college and get my Ph.D. in child psychology.
Elaines (17), Pathways to College Participant
At Y Achievers I found a support system which is guiding me through the college application process. While my parents are really supportive of my college dream they don't have a lot of knowledge about the application process, and I found that I needed extra help. The Y Achievers program is helping me make the decisions that will impact my future and preparing me for SATs and college applications.
Mark Ralto (13), West Roxbury Y Leader's Club Member and Chair
The Leaders Club has really helped my confidence. Before I joined, I felt so shy and awkward. This club has helped me to break out of my shell and has really pushed me, helping me to become more of a leader.