YMCA TEEN POWER!
The Y is committed to ensuring that every young person has the opportunity to become a healthy, contributing member of society. The YMCA of GREATER SPARTANBURG is now offering teen programs to construct self-esteem and self-confidence, learn healthy lifestyle choices, achieve their personal and educational goals, create new friendships, and build lasting relationships in a safe, supportive and engaging environment. Our goals is to impact our community by supporting teens as they develop lifelong habits for health, friendship, social responsibility, and their well-being in an environment which fosters becoming and being a respectful, responsible, honest, and caring individual.
The Y Achievers Program is an academic achievement and career development program for high school teens. This teen program’s purpose is to help teens set and pursue high educational and career goals resulting in graduation and acceptance to an institution of higher learning.
The main goals for the Y Achievers program are: • To provide role models and mentors whose success and knowledge will inspire youth • To expose youth to diverse career options • To raise academic standards and improve college readiness • To help youth develop a positive sense of self • To build character and increase positive assets of youth • To create channels for continuing community involvement by business and industry • To recognize and promote excellence among youth participants and adult volunteers
During the spring of 2022, the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg kicked-off Teen Night at our MIDDLE TYGER FAMILY YMCA! Teen Night is designed for teens (ages 13 – 17) to kick back, hang out, and have fun with friends. Since the Y provides a safe and positive atmosphere for teens to meet, have independence, and learn the values of respect, responsibility, caring and honesty and all activities are supervised and encouraged by Y staff, we encourage teens to join us and bring their friends.
Teen nights are FREE, include dinner or snacks, and open to members or nonmembers. *All attendees must bring a valid ID.
Activities change and are not limited to but range from: bingo, Karaoke, basketball, pizza or s’mores party, dodgeball, games, icebreakers, swimming, recreational sports, arts & crafts, and best of all F-U-N!