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Teen Programs

Are you looking for something to do that's fun, different, and will look amazing on a college application? You're in the right place. Explore our clubs for leadership development, service trips and more.


Leaders Club

Make a difference through YMCA 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.

Lightner Y Achievers

Y Achievers Virtual Annual Banquet

You're invited to join us for our 2022 Y Achievers Virtual Celebration. Join us on Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about the program, discover what our Y Achievers have accomplished this year, meet some of our volunteers and find out how you can get involved.

Middle School United Nations

Middle School United Nations (MSUN) is a program for students in grades 6 - 8 to learn about global issues. Students assume the roles of diplomatic representatives to the United Nations as they consider contemporary international concerns. Through role-play, students gain a greater understanding of world problems and the complexity of international relations.

Teen Racial Equity Council

The YMCA of the Triangle’s Teen Racial Equity Council will reflect the needs and voices of young people who are represented in the communities we serve. Teens and young adults of all races are lighting the path to the fight for racial justice, and dialogue has never been more important. The Council's goal is to help empower these young people with space and resources to help them engage in these important conversations.

YMCA Youth & Government

North Carolina YMCA Youth & Government is a club-based program run by the YMCA and hosted at area YMCAs and high schools. The program serves students in grades 9 - 12 and is offered throughout North Carolina. Each club, or delegation, works together throughout the school year to learn about the legislative and judicial process.