Earth Service Corps

The mission of the YMCA Earth Service Corps is to empower young people to become effective, responsible, global citizens by providing opportunities for service learning, environmental education, leadership development and cross-cultural awareness. 

Global Programs

The YMCA of the USA Strategic Plan: "Advancing Our Cause" identified a priority objective to ensure access and engagement for all community members. This requires YMCA's to expand opportunities to equitably serve our diverse communities and to leverage the Y’s global reach to build bridges with global community at home and abroad. 

Teen Activities

Teen Activities

Engage in your world and in your community with Y teen activities. The best thing we can do for teens, our future leaders, is to give them the most resources to thrive and engage deeply with the world.

Teen Expeditions

Through outdoor adventures and wilderness experiences, the BOLD & GOLD program inspires courage and multi-cultural leadership in diverse groups of boys and girls ages 11-18 years old. The challenge, glory, and beauty of the wilderness come together on our exciting adventures, which range from weekend clubs to 1 to 3 week expeditions.

Youth & Government

Teach democratic values and skills to youth through hands-on experiences.

Group of Teens


A YMCA college readiness program, Y-Scholars, was developed to address the inequities and close the achievement gap for students of color. Y-Scholars provides support for students of color and their families with the tools needed to successfully navigate preparing for college, applying for scholarships, financial awareness and mentoring.