Teen REACH

Teen REACH is a free program that 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.

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

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

  • When: Monday-Friday
  • Time: 3-6pm during the school year 
  • Where: Greater Peoria Family YMCA & Carver Recreation Center
  • 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 and bring them to the program:
    • Peoria YMCA location –  Rolling Acres, Charles Lindbergh, Sterling and Mark Bills

(Summer program information can be found at the bottom of the page)

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.

 

The Peoria YMCA is proud to partner with the following organizations:

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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.

 

Resources for furthering your career and education:


 

Teen Reach Summer Program

Teen Reach Coordinator 309-680.5624 or 309.692.7631, ext 223

***This program is currently full. To be included on the waitlist, contact the Y’s Membership Team at 309 692 7631.***

This FREE summer program gives youth 10-13 (going into 6th-8th grades) the opportunity to explore the outdoors & STEM activities, gain confidence in their swimming skills, develop knowledge in teamwork and leadership, learn from inspiring role models, and have fun in a safe environment.

  • When: Runs May 29th-August 10th
  • Time: Daily from 9am-3pm*
  • Who: 10-13 year olds (going into 6th-8th grades)
  • Where: Peoria YMCA
  • Cost: FREE for all (both members and non-members)!
  • Physical Activity Program will be offered to those youth with a Peoria YMCA memberships from 8-9am and 3-4pm
  • Parent Handbook

*Youth who are members of the Peoria YMCA are able to arrive early (7:30am) and stay late (6pm).

St. Louis Field Trip, July 12 6:45am-7pm Field Trip Authorization Leaves fro Peoria YMCA to St Louis Science Center via Peoria Charter Bus

Summer Teen Reach Roster

Summer Daily Schedule

Summer 2018 Weekly Themes

Location Map

Field Trip Schedule

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