We're committed to ensuring that every young person has the opportunity to become a healthy, contributing member of society. We offer activities and programs for teens that provide them with academic assistance, employment opportunities and other life skills, all while having fun.
Ready 515 (formerly the Y Achievers Program) is a career, college, and life readiness program that works with Central Iowa youth from 6th through 12th grade. Through this program, we explore career and college pathways and support academic achievement, personal growth, and success. Ready 515 focuses on experiential learning by engaging youth through in-person tours at job sites and offices, college and trade school visits, meetings with community leaders and professionals, learning about volunteerism, and mentorship. For more information or to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grubb Role Models In Training is a program that allows middle and high school students, ages 11-18, to create a safe space to develop community, have important conversations, build leadership skills and explore career and educational options after high school. Contact the Grubb Y for more information!
Do The Math 247
Let’s strengthen character! The Do The Match 247 program is for teens and will cover topics such as respect, etiquette, responsibility, and stereotypes. This is a 6-week program with meetings, connecting, and sharing with recognition and a certificate awarded at the end.
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Other Relevant Programs
Basketball was invented at the YMCA and today it’s one of our signature sports programs. From the youngest Rookies through high school leagues, YMCA basketball builds character, teamwork, athletic skills and love of the game.View Program
Lifeguard & CPR
We take aquatics safety very seriously. We’re the number one provider of Red Cross Lifeguard Certifications in central Iowa, which means our impact on water safety extends far beyond our own walls.View Program