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Leadership Development

Youth Development Mission

To cultivate in Teens the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, educational achievement and encourage a life-long commitment to community service.


Junior Leaders Club - Grades 6 - 8

Junior Leaders Club is a a service learning club for students grades 6 - 8.  It empowers middle school students to become community leaders by engaging in service to others.  It is also a great chance to forge friendships and get to know other students from the Lima area.  Club members participate in service projects with a local influence while learning the values of hard work, personal integrity and responsibility.  Junior Leaders Club focuses on issues facing students in middle school and junior high.

Contact the Teen Director at 419-223-6045 ext 116

FREE to Members and Non-Members

*Value added to membership


Achievers Program - Grades 7 & 8

The YMCA Achievers Program is a national YMCA program that encourages youth to set high educational and professional goals.  Through monthly workshops, college visits, mentoring and career clusters, sutdents are encouraged to expand their understanding of the educational and professional world.

Achievers is open to all students grades 7th - 8th

If you have any questions contact the Teen Director at 419-223-6045 ext 116

*Value added to membership


Teen Leaders Club - Grades 9 - 12

Teen Leaders Club is a national YMCA program that empowers young men and women to become community leaders by engaging in service to others. It is also a great change to forge friendships and get to know other students from the Lima area. Past events include volunteering with the American Red Cross, Shawnee Manor Nursing Home, Humane Society, Project Wawokiye and attending the Bad to the Bone Leadership conference. 

Teen Leaders Club is open to all students in grades 9-12.

For more information contact Teen Director 419-223-6045 ext 116

Fee:  Members and Non-Members FREE

*Value added to membership


Youth in Government Grades 9 - 12

The YMCA Youth in Government Program is a hands on learning experience that will build students into socially responsible and civic minded leaders of tomorrow. Students can participate in the legislative, judicial or executive branches of the state government. All students who participate will attend the Youth Congress Conference held in Columbus at the Ohio Statehouse in April.

Youth in Government is open to all students in grades 9-12.

Components of the program include:
Assembly and Senate:  Choose a topic and write a bill to debate at the Model Youth In Government Session.
Supreme Court:  Prepare and appeal or respond to a real case before the high court.  Participants have the opportunity to act as a lawyer and judge during the Model Youth In Government Session.
Press Corps:  Write an article of interest pertaining to the Youth In Government experience and publish as many as 3 articles in the Newspaper during the Model Youth In Government Session.
Intern Delegates:  Unique opportunity for students new to the program to learn program procedures as first year participants in the Assembly and Senate.

Point of Contact:  Teen Director at 419-223-6045  ext 116


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Lima Family YMCA
345 S. Elizabeth St.
Lima, Ohio 45801

419 . 223 . 6045 ( p )
419 . 223 . 0771 ( f )

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