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