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Atherton Branch


Summer 2020 For College Students


The YMCA Changemakers Institute is a 3-month virtual summer program available to all high school students in grades 9-12, including incoming 9th grade students and graduating high school seniors (the graduating classes of 2020 to 2024).As participants in the Changemakers Institute, students will take part in:

  • Virtual Advocacy Training

  • Networking & Professional Development

  • Mentoring Seminars with YMCA Alumni

  • Engaging Local, State, National, and International Policymakers

  • Emphasizing Equity & Inclusion in Making Change

  • Strengthening Socio-Emotional Skills

  • Developing an Online Presence, Branding, and Voice

  • Collaborative Cohorts to address Local Issues

  • Leading the Y’s Youth Advocate Network & Youth Voter Commitment

By the conclusion of the Institute, students will have completed their changemaker certification and published a virtual changemaker portfolio to include in their resumes, college applications, and academic records.

Deadline: Friday, June 5th

Institute Fee: $100

For more information and to register go to:


Calling all college students!  You can be a mentor and volunteer this summer.  We are looking for individuals willing to mentor middle and high school youth.  This could be through our virtual opportunities by providing a workshop, sharing your story, helping small groups focus on resume building, public speaking, etc.  Or it could be with our in-person events across local parks on Oahu.  We'll be providing fitness workshops, sports drills, and service learning - all while practicing social distancing,

If you would like to give back to the community, email us at


Each summer the Y provides a healthy and safe environment for teens and young adults to challenge themselves, learn new skills, and be better connected to their friends and community.  The Y is pivoting its efforts to continue providing opportunities where students can do just that - virtually.  Our team of staff, volunteers, and  college mentors will be offering virtual workshops on preparing for college, career and job skill development, personal leadership development, and mental health awareness/self-care,

How To Register and Participate:

Register Now

Click the link above.  Log in and register for the specific code listed below.  After registering online, a YMCA staff or mentor will email individual links to RSVP for events.  The online registration includes an acknowledgement of our YMCA Virtual Activities Code of Conduct.  You only need to register online once, and after that you'll RSVP.

How to Register Online Tutorial

Video Conferencing Best Practices

YMCA Virtual Activities Code of Conduct

Registration Code

Virtual Workshops & Virtual Project Based Series

YMCA Staff and College Student Mentors at the Atherton YMCA will offer a summer full of learning, growth, and fun for middle and high school students.

The calendar at the bottom of this page has the updated list of opportunities.  RSVP links will be emailed weekly to students who are registered online.

One registration code will provide teens with two options throughout the summer:

  1. Virtual workshops focusing on preparing for college, career and job skill development, and personal leadership development.  There will also be online social events with games and challenges.
  2. Virtual series of three one-hour workshops on specific areas of interest that include art, dance, environmental science experiments, and more. Teens will be able to complete projects at home and will require basic supplies.
Target Audience:

College students are welcome to participate in virtual workshops (not socials and series).



Please keep updated by returning to this page or contacting

Note: Calendar includes all events for teens and young adults.  Young adults (college students) may only attend the college access, personal/leadership development, and career/job skill development workshops unless volunteering.