Student Leadership Development

2019 Student Leadership Development After School Program

  • Who: Youth ages 11-14 
  • When: Monday – Friday, 3pm-6pm during the school year
  • Cost: Free for all youth going into 6th – 8th grade

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.

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

Step 2: If spots are open, please complete this for Peoria Public Schools and Dunlap Valley Middle School form return to John or the front desk at least three days before the child’s start date.

Parent Handbook 

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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