Student Leadership Development

Fall 2021 Student Leadership Development Programs


  • Who: Youth ages 10-14 
  • When: TBA
  • Cost
    •  $70/Full Week
    • $42/ 2-3 Days
    • $14/Day
  • for all youth going into 5th – 8th grade (both members and non-members)


  • Who: Youth ages 10-14 
  • When: Monday – TBA
  • Cost: FREE for all youth going into 5th – 8th grade (both members and non-members)

Teen REACH is a program that provides a variety of services to support students and their families. Each day at the Greater 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.

Step 1: Call Teen REACH Coordinator, John Mabon, to inquire about availability 309.680.5624.

Step 2: If spots are open, please click on the link below to download & complete your registration paperwork.

Step 3: Review the Parent’s Handbook

Step 4: Return your completed paperwork to the YMCA a minimum of 3 days before your child’s start date.

Scholarships Available: 

Reduced program and membership fees are available through the Greater Peoria Family YMCA. Rates will be based upon the household income and size of the family. A sliding scale is used to determine fees. Scholarship recipients must reapply annually. To qualify for child care assistance through the YMCA, parents must have been denied by Child Care Connections (CCC) first.  If you do not qualify for CCC, you may apply for scholarships through the Peoria YMCA.  

YMCA Scholarship Form


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)
  • GirlTalk (
  • RealTalk (


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