So much of what we learn has to do with the opportunities we’re given. At the Y, we want young people to explore their possibilities and think big. Whether teens come to the Y looking to explore their interests, or for support in navigating challenges, the Y is committed to nurturing young people and roots for their success.

WINTER SESSION

January 9-February 19 (6 weeks)

SPRING I SESSION

February 27-April 16 (7 weeks)

Registration: Member registration begins January 29. Non-Member registration begins February 12.


Youth & Teen Center

mentor-teens Grades: 6-12

Are you looking for something to do after school? The Y’s Youth & Teen Center is the place for you. Join us at the Downtown Branch to hang out, meet new people, play a sport, or explore an interest. Staff will engage with teens and provide daily activities. Along with the daily activities, we will offer a monthly field trip so be on the lookout for that.

Check out our monthly calendar that will let all teens know what’s going on each day.

Teen Center Calendar – OCTOBER 2016

For more information contact Nate Packert at npackert@attleboroymca.org.

Fee: Free to Members. Day Pass Fee ($8) for Non-Members.


Leaders Club

Come check out the Attleboro Y’s Leaders Club at the Downtown Branch! Designed for teens in grades 9-12, Leaders is a nationwide YMCA program that teaches leadership skills through community service, volunteerism, and personal growth. Leaders is an accepting environment in which teens can learn about themselves and discover new potential.

Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Downtown Branch

In Leaders, you can …

  • Meet other teens and make friends from the community.
  • Be a leader in the Y and your community.
  • Plan events and field trips.
  • Participate in regional leadership retreats with hundreds of teens from other Ys.
  • Earn volunteer service hours.

There is no fee for Members to participate. For more information, contact Youth & Teen Director Nate Packert at npackert@attleboroymca.org.

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Babysitting Basics

Ages 11 & up

Our three day babysitting class prepares students to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who is choking and basic first aid information. Topics include developmental stages of children, injury prevention, basic first aid, care of a choking infant/child, emergencies, safety of a sitter and babysitting as a job.

Saturday 6-7:30 p.m.

Winter    Feb 4, Feb 11, and Feb 18

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Jaguars Youth Track & Field Program

Ages: 6-18

Under the direction of the YMCA’s Youth Wellness Specialist Ed Poirier and the Jaguars coaching staff, youth athletes participate in running, shot put, Javelin, long jump, and Cross Country. The program offers both parent and child fitness activities, including weekly fitness runs and walks. No mandatory practices or events. Come when you can!

For more information about the Jaguars team, program, and schedule, please contact Ed Poirier at 508-409-0754.

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Karate – Teen Combination & Junior Black Belt Class

The Y’s “Eclectic Karate” program combines the strengths of various disciplines to emphasize self-defense, control, positive attitude and spirit. Year-round program.

Schedule: TUE & FRI 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Pleasant Street
Fee: Y Member: $83/month, Non-member: $98/month
Registration: Registration on-going. Register at the Pleasant Street Branch.


Swim Volunteer Instructor Program

Ages: 13 & up

If you love the water and working with kids, consider becoming a volunteer swim instructor. Learn how to teach swimming skills to all ages and abilities and assist with our group lessons. Great experience for teens who want to work as a swim instructor or lifeguard in the future.

Contact Susan Mastandrea at 508-409-0765 or smastandrea@attleboroymca.org.


Lifeguard Certification Course

lifeguards2Ages: 16 and older

Earn your lifeguard, CPR/AED, First Aid, and Oxygen certifications in this 30-hour course of classroom work and in-the-water training.

To obtain certifications, participants must attend 100 percent of the classes, complete prerequisites (including a swim test and online trainings), and pass water and written tests. Participants must complete 10-12 hours of online trainings prior to the start of the class.

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CPR & First Aid Certification

Become a professional rescuer! The YMCA hosts regular First Aid and CPR certification programs. Contact Susan Mastandrea at (508) 409-0765 or smastandrea@attleboroymca.org for more information.

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Boxing

Learn the basic skills of boxing while developing confidence, fitness, and discipline. Speed bag, heavy bag, and jump-roping are incorporated into the progressive training. Our instructors offer Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level classes.

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