NOTICE: Illinois state budget information on Teen REACH

The Teen REACH program is currently on hold.  The Y anticipates funding confirmation from the state of Illinois after November 1, 2017 with a program start date to soon follow.

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 electronic registration (coming soon)

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
  • Who: Youth ages 11-14
  • 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 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, CEFCU and the Heart of Illinois United Way.

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