TEEN LEADERS CLUB
The mission of the Teen Leaders’ Club is to strengthen the community by instilling the core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility in teens through hands-on, real-life leadership activities, leadership retreats, and volunteering. YMCA at Norton Commons Teen Leader’s Club is designed to introduce teens ages 13-18 years of age to service to others, volunteerism, social interaction and appreciation for diversity through the philosophy of the YMCA.
You do not need to be a YMCA member to participate, but one of the unique traits of Teen Leaders’ Club is that everything is run by the teens themselves. Even the meetings are run by the CAB (Club Advisory Board), consisting of a group of teens that are chosen by their peers to plan and organize meetings and monthly events.
Involvement in the Teen Leaders’ Club will result in 100% participation in the following:
- 100 volunteer hours per year
- GPA of 2.5 or higher
- 90% meeting attendance (weekly hour and a half meetings)
- Curriculum quizzes, reviews and exams
- Physical fitness achievement
- Fitness assessment goals in sit ups, push ups, sit and reach, and a step test
- Completion of a 5K race
- Intramural sports activities
- Fundraising events to help achieve financial goals for Teen Leaders' Club as well as the goals of the YMCA at Norton Commons
Facility Members: $90
Program Members: $115
There are currently no sessions available for online registration.
*There may be additional fees for optional trips and activities.
Annually, exemplary Teen Leaders in the YMCA at Norton Commons between the ages of 13-18 have the option of attending the National YMCA Blue Ridge Teen Assembly in Black Mountain, NC. The teens will fund raise throughout the year so that all eligible Teen Leaders can attend! For a week each summer, all YMCA Teen Leaders’ Clubs nation-wide will explore their individual potential through leadership and physical fitness classes, agree to a code of honor that each teen swears to uphold, collaborate and discuss a life that includes compassion, leadership and service at Blue Ridge Leaders’ School.