Youth & Government
The Youth & Government program is a High School age “Hands-on” experience in State Government. Youth & Government is an educational program that increases awareness of the governmental process and develops skills in the areas of personal development, self-esteem and leadership. There are opportunities for news reporting, writing, debating and lobbying for or against bills. The highlight of the program is a weekend long trip to Raleigh, where the students present and debate Bills in the State Legislative Building.
Join us to find out more information about the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Leaders Club! The YMCA Leaders Club is a nationwide community service-based program that helps teens to discover their full potential as Leaders. We strive to be our best selves in spirit, mind, and body through weekly meetings and retreats that promote volunteer service, social and recreational activities, and team building. Click here for photos and videos for the 2018 Blue Ridge Leaders’ School. Scroll down to sign up online!
Information/Open House Meets
Join us for an info session on Monday, September 10 from 7:00-8:00pm or Wednesday, September 12 from 7:00-8:00pm at the Jerry Long Family YMCA.
Starting September 17, we’ll meet on Monday nights from 7:00-8:00pm at the Jerry Long Family YMCA.
Teens must have a GPA of at least 3.0 (non-weighted), and commit to obtaining 72 service hours (Middle School) or 100 service hours (High School) by the end of the school year. Leaders must be in the 7th – 12th grade.
Club Cost (per school year):
Members: $50/Potential Members: $60
If you need financial assistance, you can apply through our Open Doors Financial Assistance program.
2018-2019 Elected Officials
President: Emily Allar, Reagan
Vice President: Hasti Sadri, Reagan
Executive Assistant: Grace Labore, Reagan
Event and Wellness Coordinator: Jordan Tucker, West Forsyth
Privileges For Teens And Pre-teen Members
Teens, tweens, and everyone in between are welcome at the Y. Your membership is the first step to meeting new friends, playing sports, getting in shape to feel great and reaching athletic goals. We’ve created the following guidelines to ensure a safe, fun and successful environment for all Y members.
Middle School Members (Grades 6-8)
When you are with a parent or guardian, middle school members can be anywhere in the Y (including Wellness Center, gymnasium, pool, racquetball courts and track). If you are ready for a little independence, this Middle School Orientation and two uFit appointments will help you feel more comfortable in the building and help you reach your wellness goals. The Middle School Orientation and two uFit follow-up sessions allow you to use the Wellness Center without your parents, as well as participate in Group Exercise Classes where no weighted equipment is used.
With Middle School Orientation and two uFit appointments: Gym, Racquetball Courts, and track; pool after passing a swim test, Wellness Center, Group Exercise Classes (where no weighted equipment is used)
High School Members (Grades 9-12)
You are welcome to use most areas of the building including the Wellness Center, gym, pool, racquetball courts and track, as well as group Exercise Classes. Whether your wellness goal is making the high school team or feeling your best, set up a free Wellness Center Orientation for expert advice. We also offer classes on weight lifting, nutrition and Teen Strength training, which you can sign up for at the Welcome Center for an additional fee. Something else you’re interested in learning about? Let us know at the Welcome Center!
Welcome to use most areas of the building including the Wellness Center, gym, pool, racquetball courts and track, as well as group Exercise Classes.
In collaboration with Crosby Scholars, we are introducing a community outreach program that focuses exclusively on the Latino population in grades 6-12. Our goal is to spread the message of both Achievers and Crosby Scholars to promote a “post-secondary/college going culture” among Latinos in Forsyth County. We anticipate that outreach efforts will result in participation in both programs, and ultimately ensure that students graduate from high school and cultivate the necessary soft-skill development to explore post-secondary options.
Se Habla Español. Ponerse en contacto con Vivian Perez at (336) 661-1093 ext. 6523 or (336) 448-3696.
The YMCA Black Achievers program is an academic achievement and career development initiative for middle school and high school youth and teens. The high school program is referred to as the Black Achievers Program and the middle school program is referred to as Youth Achievers, although both are operated under the umbrella of the Black Achievers Program. The name “Black Achievers” represents and describes the historical origin and mission of the program. However, today, the YMCA Black Achievers program is like the national YMCA movement, multi-racial and the Winston Lake Achievers program currently consists of students of numerous racial and ethnic groups.
To become a Teen Achiever or an Adult Achiever, please contact Megan Mills for more information at email@example.com or (336) 661-1093.