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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.


If you have a teen interested in Leaders Club, visit the link below to stay up-to-date on the latest opportunities. Clubs typically kick off in early fall and wrap up at the end of the school year.


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YMCA Middle School Leaders Club serves teens in grades 6 - 8 and YMCA High School Leaders Club serves teens in grades 9 - 12. Clubs are hosted and meet at local YMCA branches.


Registration is currently open for Leaders Club. 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, Shelley Busbee
Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA, Denby Holloman
Kerr Family YMCA, Emmanuel Kamau
Kraft Family YMCA, Jordan Rinderer
Northwest Cary YMCA, Eliza Cody
Poole Family YMCA, Aaron Lopez
Taylor Family YMCA, Julie Barnes