Step 1: Call Teen REACH/Achievers Coordinator to inquire about availability 309.678.9435.

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) To expedite the enrollment process consider electronically Registering here as well

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. | Summer: 9-3pm
  • Where: Greater Peoria Family YMCA
  • Who: Youth ages 11-14
  • Cost: This a FREE program, for both YMCA member and non-members
  • Summer Cost: Free from 9-3pm; otherwise any time before 9 or after 3 requires a membership.
  • Physical Activity Program will be offered to those with memberships from 3-4pm and 8-9am

Click here for the Teen REACH weekly calendar.

We pick up students at the following locations, Rolling Acres, Charles Lindbergh, and Sterling after school and bring them back to the YMCA.

The Teen REACH Program will focus on:


  • 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.

The Greater Peoria Family YMCA is a proud partner agency of the Heart of Illinois United Way.

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