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.

 Teen Programs – Fall 2017


Program Dates: September 11-October 29 (7 weeks)
Registration: Member registration begins August 13th. Non-Member registration begins August 27th.


Program Dates: October 30-December 24 (8 weeks)
Registration: Member registration begins October 1st. Non-Member registration begins October 15th.

After-School Teen Programs

Our teen members are invited to spend their afternoons participating in a variety of fun, interactive activities with our Teen Staff Members at the Downtown Branch!

From trivia to yoga to gym games, kickboxing, homework help, and more – we’ve got it all! Check out this month’s calendar for the latest information and schedules!

After-School Teen Programs Calendar – October 2017

These programs are free for our teen members. Teens must sign the Y’s Code of Conduct before participating in a program. When coming into one of these programs, teens will sign in/out with the staff running the program. Please make sure to follow the rules and core values of the Attleboro YMCA. We look forward to seeing you all here!

For more information, contact: Nate Packert, Youth & Teen Director,, (508) 409-0778

Youth & Teen Strength Conditioning

Ages: 12-18

This program teaches middle school and high school students the importance of a well-balanced strength training program, including proper warm up, strength training, conditioning, and flexibility. Participants will receive a personalized program to follow based on their abilities and goals. Our trainers will provide guidance and assistance to ensure that participants are working out in a safe and efficient manner. This program is designed for any youth or teen, whether you’re new to lifting, an athlete, or someone just looking to improve your overall fitness. Program meets twice a week.

For more information, contact Ryan Ohnemus at

MON & WED 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Downtown Branch
Free to Y Members

> Register today.

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!

> Schedules, Locations, Fees and Registration

Drop-In Volleyball

Ages: 11-18

Pass, set, hit. In this drop-in program, players will improve their volleyball skills by building from the fundamentals. This class is for beginners and advanced players alike!

Beginning November 4th

Middle School – SAT 12:30-1:30 p.m.
High School – SAT 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Pleasant Street Branch

Free Y Member / $5 Non-Member

Youth & Government

The Youth & Government program encourages teens to make their voices heard through this pro-active, life-changing program. Become part of something big as you debate about current issues in pre-legislative sessions and advocate for change through the three branches of state government. Teens will spend the school year working hard on the process of researching, debating, and potentially passing a bill.

For more information, contact Nate Packert at 508-409- 0778 or

Program begins in October
TUE 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Downtown Branch

Leaders Club

Be someone! 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. Are you ready to make a difference? Then join the Leaders Club!

Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 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

Babysitting Basics

Ages 11 & up

Our 3-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.

Each class runs for three Saturdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Fall I: September 30, October 7, October 14
Fall II: November 25, December 2, December 9

> Schedules, locations, fees, & registration

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: $85/month, Non-member: $101/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

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.

> Schedules, Locations, Fees, and Registration

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 for more information.

> Schedules, Locations, Fees, and Registration

Women on the Rise

Empowering Girls For the Future

Grades: 5th – 9th

The Attleboro Police Department and the Attleboro YMCA invite young women to participate in an 11-week program designed to provide women of our future the ability to identify their personal values, create achievable goals, turn failures into successes, balance stress, and make healthy choices.

Topics will include Team Building, Cyber Safety, Equine Facilitated Learning, CPR, Information on Alcohol & Drugs, Non-Violent Conflict resolution, Gang Aversion, Relationship Safety, Self-Defense, Career/Dress for Success and Nutrition.

Schedule: October 5-December 14
Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 pm

Location: Attleboro YMCA Downtown Branch
63 North Main Street, Attleboro

Fee: Free and open to both Y Members and Non-Members

Contact:  Susan Mastandrea, Program Director, 508-409-0765,

Registration: Advance registration required. Register online or call 508-222-7422.