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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.

Leaders Club is a year-long leadership-development program for middle and high school teens. This program provides teens with extensive leadership training and volunteer opportunities that support YMCA programs and services to the community. In addition to teaching teens leadership through service, Leaders Clubs advisors:

• introduce teens to all the work the Y does to strengthen community, and
• inspire and prepare teens to become future Y leaders.

Our goal is to challenge teens to serve the community, and to help them grow in who they are and lead those around them. Leaders Club includes weekly meetings, service and social events, as well as trips throughout the year including rallies, service work weekends, optional spring break trips and Blue Ridge Leaders School.


YMCA Middle School Leaders Club serves teens in grades 6 - 8 and YMCA High School Leaders Club serves teens in grades 9 - 12. for the 2020-21 year, Club meetings will be held virtually to begin the year. We will shift to in-person meetings based on the advice of local and state health officials.


Registration begins in the fall.
*Application requirements and registration deadlines may vary by club. Interested participants are encouraged to contact their local program director for additional details.

Teen Directors

A.E. Finley YMCA, Austin Casey
Alexander Family YMCA, Austin Howe
Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA, Denby Holloman
Kerr Family YMCA, Brandon Harcum
Kraft Family YMCA, Jordan Rinderer
Northwest Cary YMCA, Eliza Cody
Poole Family YMCA, Matthew Hicks
Taylor Family YMCA, Julie Barnes