Youth and Teen Leadership


Developing the values, skills and relationships for Chicagoland youth they'll need to succeed throughout life.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago offers multiple leadership programs in safe, welcoming environments throughout the city. Our programs focus on enhancing skills, building confidence, and improving academic performance. By providing young adults the opportunity learn and grow, we are creating a healthier and stronger community.


Achievers Program

Academic, personal and career development of African-American and Latino students in 7th-12th grades. Visit our website!


Teen Reach

Provides out-of-school activities designed to improve academic performance, provide recreational and cultural opportunities and leadership activities.

For more information on Teen Reach, please call the Kelly Hall YMCA at 773.886.1220.

Mentoring and Tutoring

Provides students with adult mentors and homework help to improve academic performance and school attendance.

For more information on Mentoring and Tutoring, please call the Kelly Hall YMCA at 773.886.1220