Youth Empowerment Programs

Youth Empowerment Programs

The YMCA offers a variety of specialty classes, programs and services for teens to help them give back, read ahead, work out, learn a new skill and meet friends.

Indiana YMCA Youth and Government

Avondale Meadows, Baxter, Benjamin Harrison, Jordan, OrthoIndy Foundation
9/3/24 - 3/17/25
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Students won’t just read about government; they will be the government!

In this model government program, students in grades 6-12 will go through government
simulations. They get to elect their own peer leaders, debate their own bills, and build a vision for a better tomorrow. Middle school students become part of the
legislature and work on public speaking and debate, parliamentary procedures, writing, evaluating, and ranking bills. High school students can join the legislature, judicial process, legislative oversight, or media.

Participants Choose One Meeting Site:
Avondale Meadows YMCA
Baxter YMCA
Benjamin Harrision YMCA
Jordan YMCA (High School Students Only)
OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA

Org Day: Saturday, November 2, 2024
*MS Conference: Saturday, December 14, 2024
*HS Conference: February 28-March 1, 2025
*Conference fees will apply

Contact Laney for more info [email protected] or 317-207-7460


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7/9/24 3/31/25 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00

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Date(s)
09/03/24 - 03/17/25
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Y Empowerment Zone Afterschool

Avondale Meadows
8/12/24 - 5/15/25
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Student Must be Enrolled at Avondale Meadows Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Join the YMCA Y Empowerment Zone After School program, designed to empower young minds through a comprehensive curriculum. Our program focuses on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics), academic support, literacy enhancement, college and career readiness, as well as promoting health and wellness.

As a 21st-century community learning center program, we are committed to supporting the holistic development of students beyond the traditional school day. Our dedicated staff creates a nurturing environment where students can thrive academically and personally.

After School Hours Program: Dismissal until 6:00 p.m. (School Days Only)

Session 1: August 12 – December 21, 2024
Session 2: January 9 – May 15, 2025
No Program on Y-Staff Professional Development

For more information, please contact:
Daniel at [email protected]. or 317-450-8144
Cynthia at [email protected] or 317-455-6832


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
7/1/24 5/31/25 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/12/24 - 12/20/24
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01/09/25 - 05/15/25
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