At the Y, teens can work on leadership skills, prep for college, play a sport, and give back through programs designed for them. We’re committed to empowering youth around Wilkes-Barre. Teen Leadership and College Readiness Programs are free to qualified students. To learn more about Teen Programs, contact your local Y.

Teens have a safe space to learn, grow and thrive at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA. Featuring a dedicated space for teens, specialized programming, partnerships with local schools and highly trained staff, the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA is dedicated to providing a foundation for local youth to develop into honest, caring, respectful and responsible young men and women.

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With holistic support, our youth, can develop the skills they need to be successful in life. The Y believes that youth development is the social-emotional, cognitive and physical process that all youth uniquely experience from birth to career. A successful development process youth’s innate need to be loved, spiritually grounded, competent and healthy. The Y nurtures youth through the development process, helping them realize their potential to be active, thriving and contributing members of society. The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA is committed to strengthening the community through youth development by nurturing the potential of every child.

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