Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Free Leadership/College Readiness Program at YMCA for Students in grades 9-12 at Villanova University

Free Leadership/College Readiness Program at YMCA for Students in grades 9-12 at Villanova University
 A brief overview of some of the FREE youth programs we offer at our Y.
As this semester comes to an end I would like to reiterate the opportunities for youth development at the Y. We are wrapping up enrollment for our high school Y Achievers program (grades 9-12) and want to get students who have an interest in the program enrolled by mid January (please see outline attached for more information on the high school Y Achievers Program at Villanova University, remember transportation is provided from Chester: Chester High, and Chester Community Hospital). All other programs will continue to have open enrollment throughout the school year. Any students interested in being part of any of the Y programs can feel free to contact me, or Ashley Funk, Program Director, via email or phone.
Y Achievers is a FREE academic achievement and career development program designed to help students in grades 5 through 12 set and achieve personal and professional goals in the areas of:
· College Readiness
· Career Development
· Personal & Leadership Development
**ourmiddle school program (grades 5-8) meets at Chester City Hall every Tuesday evening 5:30-7pm.**
The nexthigh school Y Achievers meeting at Villanova University will be held on, Saturday, December 21st, 2013:
The bus to Villanova will be leaving the Rocky Run YMCA at9:00a and will follow the schedule below.
9:00 AM Leave Rocky Run YMCA
2:00 PM Leave Villanova University
9:15 AM Leave Community Hospital
2:30 PM Chester High School
9:30 AM Leave Chester High School
2:40 PM Community Hospital
10:00 AM Arrive @ Villanova University
3:00 PM Arrive @ Rocky Run YMCA
Y Leaders is a program for 5th to 12th graders. Leaders is a place to meet new friends, talk about current events, and build leadership skills. Emphasis is placed on the core values of the YMCA: Caring, Respect, Honesty, and Responsibility. We learn through games, activities, discussions and service-learning experiences at the YMCA and in our local community.
Youth& Governmentis a civic engagement and leadership development program for middle and high school students. YAG helps develop critical thinking competence, strengthen interpersonal communication skills, and raises awareness of and engagement in community issues and their possible solutions.
**All students who enroll in any of the aforementioned programs andSHOW UP to program will receive a free full privileged membership to our Y.

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