Youth & Teen Leadership

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 to learn and grow, we create healthier, stronger communities.

Leaders Club

The Leaders Club is a national YMCA of the USA program, and an essential component of the Teen Council. The Leaders Club strives to develop leadership skills and foster a culture of service among teens ages 12 to 18. The Leaders Club prepares youth for the role of Teen Council Board Member. For more information about the Leaders Club email

Mentoring and Tutoring

The YMCA of Metro Chicago provides teens at the Kelly Hall YMCA with adult mentors and homework help in order to improve academic performance and school attendance. 

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