Teen Programs

Teen Leaders Club

Grades 9-12

Teen Leaders Club is a national YMCA program open to all students in grades 9-12 that empower young men and women 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. 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.

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

FREE to Members and Non-Members

Junior Leaders Club

Grades 6-8

Junior Leaders Club is 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 build 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.

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

FREE to Members and Non-Members

Sports Specific Training

Wellness instructors are always on duty in the Weight Room and Wellness Center, but for those who want more individualized attention, we have personal trainers for one-on-one instruction.

Contact CJ Hernandez at 419-223-6045 Ex. 310 for more information.

First Lego League Jr. Workshop

Ages 6-10

Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-10. Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr. FLL) is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them. Students will work with legos to create machines with moving parts.

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

Members $12; Non-Members $22

First Robotics Competition

The Varsity Sport for the Mind

The First Robotic Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand”, hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.  It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get!

Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. FRC helps high-school aged, grades 9 – 12, students discover the rewarding and engaging world of innovation and engineering.

If you have questions, contact Teen Director 419-223-6045 ext 116.

First Lego League

Grades 5-8

Introduces 5-8th grade students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. The workshop will focus on basic programming skills and may incorporate sensor use. It will also teach teamwork in a competitive aspect.

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

Members $20; Non-Members $35

Activate

Ages 13-15

Activate is our youth fitness fundamentals class to get youth ages 13-15 introduced safely into out cardio fitness center. Activate will consist of three sessions with a trained fitness coach to get them prepared to safely and effectively be in our YMCA Wellness Center. We focus on teaching good nutrition, muscle groups, and have hands on safety training with fitness circuit and cardio equipment. Completion of this course allows teens to use the cardiovascular machines and selected strength machines in our Wellness Center.

After youth complete this program they will be able to exercise  in the Wellness Center without an adult.

Make an appointment with C.J. Hernandez at (419) 223-6045 ext. 310 or healthwellness@limaymca.net

Youth in Government

Grades 9-12

The YMCA Youth in Government Program is open to all students in grades 9-12 and provides 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.

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.

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, students are encouraged to expand their understanding of the educational and professional world. Achievers is open to all students grades 7-8.

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

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