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Jr. High Student YMCAs
Cost:  $15 per year for Non-Members
          $10 per year for YMCA Members

FREE for Afterschool Goodtimes Participants

Student YMCAs are a group of teens whose goal is to serve the community while building character and leadership in the students involved. Each group must have an adult sponsor who is approved by the YMCA.
For More Info:
Debbie Hall - 279-8878

Jr. High Teen Nights - One Friday Night each month, Jr. Student YMCA Members gather for a super fun night at the YMCA Goodtimes Center. For Specifics, check out the Calendar.

Service Projects - One Saturday each month, Jr. Student YMCA Members join together for a service project to better our community. Details are on the Calendar.

YMCA Junior Youth Legislature
Like the Senior High Program, Junior Youth Legislature gives students the opportunity to learn how the Legislative Branch of state government operates, specifically, the House of Representatives. This program gives Junior High students the training they will need to successfully participate in Senior High Youth in Government programs.

When:       February
Where:      Alabama Capitol
Grades:     7 - 8 (6th graders can serve as Pages)
Cost:         $35 - $45
More info:    Click HERE

Youth in City Government
Montgomery's Youth in City Program is the oldest in the state. In January or February, Montgomery's Downtown Optimist Club, in cooperation with the Britton YMCA, sponsors Youth in City as a part of Optimist International Youth Appreciation Week. Students in grades 7-12 from all over the city gather in City Hall for a day to debate the city ordinances they prepared. This program is very similar to Youth Legislature, except it is on a citywide level rather than a statewide level. Officers are elected at the opening meeting, held the night before. A Youth Mayor and 8 City Councilmen preside over the day. The morning and early afternoon are spent debating. The late afternoon is filled with the Youth Mayor's election and guest speakers. The election is held immediately after lunch, so those votes may be tallied during the guest speakers. Usual guest speakers are the Mayor and City Councilmen. Others just drop by to watch the youth in action. After the announcement of the Youth Mayor's election, the new Youth Mayor adjourns. It is an important learning experience for all youth to have. There is no cost for this event, but seats are limited to 75.
Contact Debbie Hall for more information.

YMCA Teen Leadership League (also know as Y-League)

It's all about helping you become a true leader with new skills and responsibilities in the real world. We are taking the core YMCA values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith to a higher level through weekly challenges and projects. Teens will learn the personal satisfaction that comes from serving others in their community. By the end of the summer, teens will posses the valuable skills that leaders need to succeed.

Each week will include Leadership Training, Devotion Time, and Challenge Time.

Each week teens will take part in a service project and field trip. Most Fridays will be an all day Camp Belser experience complete with a cookout, swimming, riflery, archery, basketball, and even the famous Water Balloon Fort.

All students who attend at least 6 weeks will be rewarded with a trip to the Jr. High Christian Values Conference in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.

For more information please contact Debbie Hall at 334-279-8833.

Other Opportunities
We will have lots of other programs and events for Jr. High students throughout the year. Check back here for more info throughout the year. If you have something that your group would like to do, let us know and we will try to help you do it!

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