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Middle and High School

Middle and High School

WHAT IS THE Y DOING FOR TEENS DURING COVID-19?

Each summer the Y provides a healthy and safe environment for middle and high school teens 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 provide:

1) virtual workshops on preparing for college, career and job skill development, personal leadership development, and mental health awareness/self-care,

2) project-based, do it yourself at home, workshop series on topics of interest,

3) academic enrichment, and,

4) when local guidelines allow, in-person, socially distanced activities at the park

Please stay updated by returning to this page or contacting Teen Programs at teenprograms@ymcahonolulu.org

College Camp

College Camp is a week-long leadership and college access experience for Hawaii's high school students from underserved communities. The program supports, motivates, and encourages students to pursue higher education post-graduation. Each week is filled with fun, challenges, and learning opportunities that help individuals thrive.

Youth & Government

The YMCA of Honolulu Youth & Government program is an annual program designed to offer students, grades 6-12, hands-on experience with state government. Each year, some 100 students from across the state converge on the State Capitol, taking the places of our real government officials. Program participants can serve as senators or representatives and even members of the press corps.

Hiroshima-Honolulu Exchange Program

In the spirit of international cooperation, the YMCA of Honolulu and its international sister, the Hiroshima YMCA participate in an annual international exchange. The program seeks to build and grow bonds between the youth of our YMCAs. Every other year, the YMCA of Honolulu hosts a delegation from the Hiroshima YMCA, and then the YMCA of Honolulu sends a delegation up to Hiroshima, Japan.

Raggers Program

Raggers is a worldwide goal setting program that YMCA campers and staff can use for personal growth. The program is designed to encourage campers to take an in-depth look at their beliefs, their strengths and their weaknesses and invites them to accept the challenge to grow in spirit, mind and body.