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.

Fitness Volunteer

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.

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.

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. 

Hand-In-Hand We Code

We welcome middle and high school students to come to learn to code with friends. Monthly, older participants also host Scratch events for elementary school kids to help spread technological literacy. 

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. In addition to meeting monthly, there is also an end of the year trip to Olympia.

YMCA Earth Service Corps at Pine Lake Middle School

Join school your school Green Team or Environmental clubs, school staff and a Y staff after school and help promote sustainability on your camps and in our community:


  •             Pine Lake Middle School
  •             Beaver Lake Middle School
  •             Skyline High School
  •             Eastlake High School
  •             Issaquah High School
  •             Pacific Cascade School