Leaders Club

An afterschool club where teens develop leadership skills and learn about potential careers.

YMCA Leaders Club is a year-long leadership development program designed to help teens in grades 8-12 discover their full potential while serving the community.

In addition to leadership training, teens volunteer with projects such as mobile food markets, sports programs, customer service, and youth development.

Leaders Club is a safe space where teens can be themselves and connect with like-minded peers in a positive environment. Adult advisors help them develop their potential as leaders and promote a culture of service. With the guidance and support of role models and mentors, teens develop the skills they need to make a positive impact in their communities.

The program is grounded in the Five Pillars of academics, college knowledge, positive relationships, life skills, and positive identity. These elements are proven to help teens reach their full potential and ensure they are equipped for success in life after high school.

Activities and Meetings

Weekly meetings include leadership discussions, planning, skill building, and volunteer opportunities. Special guests will include career coaches, professional writing coaches, and industry experts.

Leaders Club meets at two local centers:

  • Hendersonville Family YMCA on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Reuter Family YMCA on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m.

The daily schedule varies from week to week. Here's a brief look at what you can expect:

  • Enjoy snacks, hang out with friends, catch up on studies. 
  • Icebreakers and teambuilding: Connect with your peers while learning leadership and followership skills.
  • Professional and personal development: Engage with activities and speakers to help you learn about yourself and how to use your strengths to build your future.


  • A YMCA teen membership is complimentary with paid Leaders Club dues. 
  • Leaders Club dues are $250/year.
  • Scholarships are available.


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Leaders Club meets at the Hendersonville Family YMCA on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and at the Reuter Family YMCA on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m.  

The Association Teen Director supervises club members, serves as a mentor, and shares expertise. Group leaders work with the community to plan unique opportunities to benefit individual club members while connecting with others.

The mission of Leaders Club is to hold a safe space for young people. We encourage them to have fun and build a community while they pursue their dreams. Leaders Club nurtures ambition and self-betterment.

Got questions? Ideas? Want to volunteer to help? We’re open to feedback and contributions from the community to improve this program.  Share your thoughts with us. Email or call today.

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