Teen REACH

TEEN REACH 2017-2018 Registration is Open for Greater Peoria Family YMCA Teen REACH location and Carver Recreation Center location.

Teen REACH provides a variety of services to support students and their families. Each day at the Peoria family YMCA, we will work to provide meaningful youth programming to support young leaders and change makers as they navigate their youth development journey into successful adulthood. Our work seeks to nourish the potential in each teen, and to equip them with the tools and resources they need to thrive.  These services include; academic assistance, life skills, parent involvement, recreation, sports, cultural activities, positive adult mentors, and service learning.

UPDATE as of November 13- The Teen REACH is slated to begin the end of November/early December. More details are forthcoming in the next few days. Phase One of the Registration process is now open. Phase two, hard copy paperwork for the state will be available Wednesday November 15.

Step 1: Call Teen REACH/Achievers Coordinator to inquire about availability 309.680.5624

Step 2: If spots are open, please complete this paperwork and return John or the front desk  three days before the child’s start date.

Step 3: (Optional but encouraged) To expedite the enrollment process consider electronic registration.

The Peoria YMCA Teen REACH program is one of many throughout the country. Through academic aid, career exploration and mentoring, this program helps youth to raise their academic standards, develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options, and learn from role models who inspire them to greater heights.

  • When: Monday-Friday
  • Time: 3-6pm during the school year
  • Where: Greater Peoria Family YMCA and Carver Recreation 
  • Who: Youth ages 10-14
  • Cost: This a FREE program, for both YMCA member and non-members
  • Transportation: The YMCA will pick up students at the following locations: Rolling Acres, Charles Lindbergh, and Sterling, and Mark Bills after school and bring them back to the YMCA. Calvin Coolidge, Roosevelt, after school and bring them back to the Carver Recreation Center.

The Teen REACH Program will focus on:

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  • Life skills
  • Recreation/Mentoring
  • Career exploration
  • S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Academic assistance
  • Togetherhood (Volunteer & Social Services)

Through generous funding partners, there is no cost to the family and student. We are supported by a grant through Department of Human Services, CEFCU and the Heart of Illinois United Way.

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Our Mission:

Teen REACH provides a variety of services to support students and their families. Each day at the Peoria family YMCA, we will work to provide meaningful youth programming to support young women and men as they navigate their youth development journey into successful adulthood. Our work seeks to nourish the potential in each teen, and to equip them with the tools and resources they need to thrive.

What we offer:

This program helps youth to raise their academic standards, develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options, and learn from role models who inspire them to greater heights. These services include; academic assistance, tutoring, life skills, parent involvement, recreation, sports, cultural activities, positive mentors, and service learning. We have also added two new programs GirlTalk (www.mygirltalk.org) and RealTalk (http://www.realtalkmmp.com) to girls and boys deal with the issues they face during their formative early teenage years.

 

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