YMCA of the Triangle

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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.


Boys/Young Men of Color

The YMCA Boys and Young Men of Color strategy builds on, and invest in, pathways to success that will inspire and transform personal identities so that boys and young men of color reach their full potential.  Through this strategy, the YMCA hopes to recreate the kind of equitable communities shown to improve the well-being of boys ad young men of color, individually and collectively, so they can achieve economic and social mobility in adulthoo

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

The Clarence E. Lightner YMCA Achievers program introduces teens in grades 6 - 12 to adults of color who guide them through experiences that prepare them for life after high school. Through civic engagement, community service projects, and academic enhancement programs, students make new friends, learn healthy lifestyle choices and prepare for their future.

Middle School United Nations

2022 - 23 Program Year

The YMCA is working to build new program offerings for our middle schoolers and as such MSUN will not be offered this year. 

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

Youth and Government is a nationwide civic program that prepares high school students for moral and political leadership. Students join local clubs or delegations. Each club, or delegation, works together throughout the school year to learn about the legislative and judicial process.