The Global Teens Program is designed to develop international understanding, leadership skills, and cultural competency as well as provide service learning opportunities for youth ages 14-17.  It promotes civic engagement and a deeper understanding of social issues on a local and global scale to prepare young people to lead in the 21st century. In 2019, the YMCA of Greater Seattle will participate in the YMCA175, London from August 3rd-8th 2019


In 2019, the YMCA will celebrate 175 years of positively impacting youth with a global gathering in London – the birthplace of the Y! Hosted by YMCA Europe in partnership with YMCA England, the World Alliance of YMCAs and YMCA of the USA, YMCA175 will bring together more than 5,000 young leaders from Ys around the world to:

CONNECT and discuss the issues impacting youth worldwide, and contribute their ideas, talents, and voice to create change.
CELEBRATE 175 years of the YMCA's societal contributions and impact in communities around the world.
CREATE a platform to share ideas and explore solutions towards addressing social challenges.

We are now accepting Global Teen applications!




Global Teens is proudly sponsored by: