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YMCA of Greater Charlotte
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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Somewhere between being a kid and becoming an adult, a teen is discovering who they are and who they want to be. 

At the Y, we know that teenagers will rise to meet expectations set for them, so we set our expectations high. Mentors, staff and other role models value our teens' individuality and guide them toward becoming responsible and engaged adults.


We want teens to explore their possibilities and think big. The Y offers programs that promote personal responsibility, character development, leadership and community involvement.

Y LEADERS' CLUB | Grades 7 - 12
This nation-wide community service based program helps teens discover their full potential as leaders. It’s a safe place where local teens can gather and simply be themselves. Our goal is to challenge teens to serve the community and to help them grow into their best selves. The program includes:
  • Leadership training
  • Teaching on social responsibility and service to others
  • Once a week meetings
  • Social events and service projects
  • A week-long retreat at the Blue Ridge Leaders’ School
Registration runs from August through September. Admission outside of this date range will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Registration consists of being involved in one week of our L.I.T. summer program for anyone in the 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grades. Along with your L.I.T. experience you must complete the application and submit it with a letter of nomination from a community member (not a parent or family member).

LEADER IN TRAINING (L.I.T.) | Ages 12 – 15
Our summer camp environment provides a unique opportunity for teens to build leadership skills, particularly in assisting counselors with younger campers. The goal of our L.I.T. program is to prepare the next generation of camp counselors by teaching leadership, communication and management skills that can be used at school, home and in the community. Our Leaders in Training will learn specific skills for working with kids and coworkers while also gaining experience planning and leading activities.

For more information, please stop by or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 4900