Afterschool Mentoring

Join a dedicated group of teens and give back to others by providing afterschool enrichment programming. In the afternoons, you will help with homework, lead arts and craft activities and play games. This group meets daily afterschool at Highland Gardens.

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Teen Fitness Specialist

Help other teens and community members on their healthy journeys as a Teen Fitness Specialist. You will help other people work out safely, learn more about coaching, correct work out techniques and encourage our community to live a healthy, active life! Times are flexible, and you will have the opportunity to learn in a group from our healthy living experts.

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Outdoor Leadership

This group focuses on getting themselves and others outside. Be a part of something that breaks down barriers to the outdoors by creating a "gear bank", planning trips for others, honing backcountry leadership skills and learn to be a good steward of the places we go. Join us as we climb, hike, and snowshoe around Washington. This group meets every first and third Friday of the month, from 4:30-5:30pm.

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Teen Volunteer Corps

This student-led group of on-call Teen Volunteers supports events at the Y and in the community. Projects range from food drives, community events and everything in-between. The group meets one Monday of every other month, from 5:00-6:00pm, and as needed for volunteer projects.

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Hand-In-Hand We Code

We welcome middle and high school students to come learn coding with friends. Monthly, older participants also host Scratch events for elementary school kids to help spread technological literacy. This group meets Sundays from 2:30-4:30pm. Please contact us for more details before attending an event, by emailing sammamishyteens@seattleymca.org.

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Creative and Visual Arts

Use your Creative Passion to Change the World Around You. This year our team is focusing on mental health stigma in high school. Using social media, we’re changing the conversation about mental health! This group meets the last Monday of the month from 4:30-6:00pm.
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Youth & Government

Students explore the meaning of civics and democracy by assuming the roles of various elected officials. Develop Critical thinking, debate skills and a deeper understanding of the legislative process. This group meets the first and third Monday of the month, from 5:30-6:30pm. In addition to meeting monthly, there is also an end of the year trip to Olympia.
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