Leaders Club

What is Leaders Club?

The Leaders Club is a teen-led group that meets regularly to improve their community and world. The group participates in the network of Y-USA Leaders Clubs across Chicagoland, the Midwest and the country. With guidance and support from an adult advisor, members choose their cause based on the interests and passions of the group. This club belongs to the teens!


Benefits of the Leaders Club


What do we do at club meetings?


Club Requirements

Ages 12-18 (or 6-12 grade)


Club Leadership

You are eligible to run for President, Vice President, Finance Director or Communications Director.

Call 773.777.7500 or e-mail lreed@ymcachicago.org for more information.


Club Meetings

Weekly on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m., year-round.


Club Dues

Club dues are $30 per quater and cover snacks, supplies and some events.


Try the Club for Free

During open meetings at the beginning of each month, the Y offers teens the chance to try the Y Leaders Club program for free. To attend a meeting, just visit the Member Services Desk and have a parent ll out the permission slip; no need to be a Y member to attend the open meetings!



The Leaders Club helps teens discover their full potential, grow as leaders and help serve the community around them. For more information about the Leaders Club, contact Lauren Reed at the Irving Park YMCA at 773.777.7500 or e-mail lreed@ymcachicago.org for more information.