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A safe, interactive space for middle and high school age students to discover new interests, collaborate with one another and prepare for the future. 


Located at the Town Center at Boca Raton, THE LAB provides opportunities for youth to realize who they are and what they are capable of achieving, while making friends and memories along their 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. Teen programs such as Youth and Government and Leaders Club, provide mentoring, college preparation, and an opportunity to pursue a positive future while taking an active role in strengthening community.

THE LAB also provides extensive training and volunteer opportunities that support local community programs and services. YMCA MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED



Teen gaming

YMCA Film Academy

Teen film

The Lounge

Teen lounge

The Board Room

Board Room Teen


Teen makers space

The Art Studio


The Cafe

Teen The Lab

THE LAB: YMCA Leadership Academy
Follow us on Instagram @TheLabYMCA

Town Center at Boca Raton
6000 Glades Rd, Suite 1370 A
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Monday - Friday: 3pm - 8pm
Saturday: 12pm - 6pm
Sunday: CLOSED

For more information, or if you are interested in being a mentor or sharing your skills/talents at THE LAB, please contact Director of Teen Programming, James Rodriguez, 561-300-3204. 
For information on how to become a Sponsor/ Partner with THE LAB, or for naming opportunities, please contact Kimberley Trombly-BurmeisterDirector of Development, 561-300-3238.