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The teen years are a critically important time for youth to receive support from trained professionals and positive role models, to help them best understand their options for the future.

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Youth and Government

Youth & Government is a high school age “hands-on” leadership experience in State Government. Our goal is to empower teens to learn how to make an impact on their community.

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Teen Talk Series

Teen Talks in partnership with the Winston-Salem Police Department, open to all middle and high school students in YMCA of NWNC programs, the public, and our community partners who work with middle and high school students.

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Teen Referral Membership

From November 15, 2021, until February 28, 2022, we will pilot a new Teen Referral Membership initiative — REACHING OUR POTENTIAL — at select YMCAs. This new initiative will offer young people ages 12-18 years old (middle and high school students) in our communities a free membership to access the Y’s fitness facilities, group exercise classes, basketball courts, swimming pools, and so much more. Students must be referred by their guidance counselor, certain eligible requirements needed.

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Career Opportunities

The Y is filled with passionate dreamers, thinkers and doers. Here, everyone is a leader. Whether a camp counselor, lifeguard or fitness instructor, we all share a common goal to serve and make our community better.

We have a wide variety of career options depending on your individual goals. There is always room for advancement. We invite you to join us in this amazing work—to develop your skills, to realize your leadership potential, and to discover a career that is so much more than a job. Thank you for your interest in joining our mission.

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