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:

  • Life skills
  • Recreation/Mentoring
  • Career exploration
  • S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Academic assistance
  • Togetherhood (Volunteer & Social Services)
  • GirlTalk (www.mygirltalk.org)
  • RealTalk (http://www.realtalkmmp.com)


Resources for furthering your career and education:

Teen REACH Summer Program

  • Who: Youth ages 11-14 
  • When: May 28 – August 9, 9am-3pm
  • Cost: Free for all youth going into 6th – 8th grade

This summer, teens will 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. Registration opens March 1st.

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

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

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