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THE LAB: YMCA Leadership Academy

THE LAB provides opportunities for youth to realize who they are and what they are capable of achieving, while making friends and memories along the journey. Programs engage middle and high school age students in fostering a culture of service, provide opportunities to set goals and learn how to share their voice, while being supported by caring adult mentors.

Offering year-round leadership development programming for local youth ages 12 to 17, THE LAB focuses on preparing them to succeed and serve through civic engagement, college and career readiness, and workforce development. 

For more information about membership requirements, CLICK HERE.

Y Achievers at THE LAB

The Y Achievers Program helps high school students develop plans for the future! Working with a team of mentors, teens have the opportunity to boost their academic achievement, learn positive values, develop strong work ethic and embark on a path to success. Must be in 9th-12th grade. Achievers will have access to:

-Tutoring and mentoring support
-In-state college tours
-College and scholarship application tips
-Test and notetaking tips

COST: $60 per year*

For additional information please contact: James Rodriguez 561-300-3206

*Financial Assistance scholarships generously provided by Boca West Children's Foundation and Y USA.

Youth & Government at THE LAB

THE LAB is excited to offer Youth & Government for teens to learn how the government works, as well as develop problem-solving, public speaking and debate skills. Youth & Government allows youth to serve in a model government at the local and state level. 

Must be in 8th-12th grade. Informational meeting held October 28th.

COST: $60 per year

For additional information please contact: James Rodriguez 561-300-3206

Peter Blum Family YMCA Leaders Club at THE LAB

Teen Leaders Club is a year-long program which provides teens the opportunity to focus on growing their social and leadership skills, character development and serving the community. The Leaders Club program aims to foster a sense of belonging and achievement for all of those who are involved. 

Requirements: Open enrollment during the month of September.  

  • Must be 12-18 years old 
  • Maintain a 2.8 GPA or higher
  • Attend 75% of meetings and events a year
    Meetings are every Thursday 6:30-7:45 pm 
  • $50 per academic year fee

For additional information, please contact James Rodriguez 561- 300-3206


DeVos-Blum Family YMCA Teen Leaders Club requirements: 

Teens must be in 7-12th grade or ages 12-18 years old. CLICK HERE for informational flyer.

For additional information, please contact Sandra DeJesus, 561-536-1420