Teen Programs

The YMCA of Metro Denver offers programs for teens and young adults that helps strengthen their minds, bodies and our community.


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Youth in Government

Youth in Government empowers students by giving them the opportunity to learn about—and experience—government.
Leaders in Training YMCA Denver

Centennial Center of Generations

Located at the Streets of SouthGlenn, join us at this multi-generational space for teen and older adult programs - fitness classes, cooking classes, esports and much more!
Teen Programs at Centennial Center of Generations Denver YMCA

Teen Dodgeball

Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge!
YMCA Denver Dodgeball

Youth Strength Training

Arvada - Duncan
University Hills - Schlessman
strength train youth

Community CPR

This class will prepare you to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies. CPR and First Aid classes are taught by a certified American Red Cross instructor and participants will receive a certification good for two years.
Community CPR Denver YMCA

Babysitting Classes

In this course, you'll gain the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation.
Babysitting class at Denver YMCA


Esports at the Y provides a supervised safe space for your youth to compete in a plethora of games.
esports centennial center of generations denver ymca

Y Service Teen Program

Empowering youth to be effective, responsible citizens through service learning
Denver YMCA Y Service Project

Leaders in Training

Teens are empowered to build leadership skills as they work together to make our world a better place.
Leaders in Training Denver YMCA

We're Hiring

Looking for a summer job? We hire lifeguards, camp counselors and other positions during the summer and throughout the year.
hiring denver ymca

Girls with Impact

Creating the next generation of women change-makers, CEOs and entrepreneurs.
Girls with Impact

Please note our program cancellation and refund policy effective October 1, 2023.

Upcoming Events and Conferences

Youth in Government 2023

Since 1954, the Denver YMCA's Youth in Government (YIG) program has provided a learning opportunity like no other for the middle and high school students. By modeling Colorado's legislature and courts, participants build skills such as critical thinking, public speaking and collaboration. Highlighting the importance of servant leadership through a healthy democracy. Draft bills, debate, jump into reporting or photojournalism. 

  • When: November 19 - 22, 2023
  • Who: Ages 12 - 18
  • Where: Colorado State Capital | 200 E Colfax, Denver CO
  • Cost: Program $150 | Hotels $99
  • Registration Opens: July 31, 2023
  • Scholarships Due: September 3, 2023
  • Registration Closes: October 2, 2023
  • Must be paid in full by October 8
  • Delegates bills are due October 16th via Airtable


National Judicial Competition (NJC)

The annual National Judicial Competitions (NJC) is for high school students to participate in the model judicial components (mock trial and appellate/moot court) of the YMCA YIG program. Each youth and government state programs select students from their state to compete in either the mock trial or appellate court competitions at NJC. 

NJC (National Judicial Competition) First week of August, Minneapolis, Minnesota Cost $600 per delegate, includes accommodations, flight, some meals, conference fee and materials

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Conference on National Affairs (CONA)

 CONA (Conference on National Affairs) July 1-6th, 2023 Black Mountain, North Carolina YMCA YOUTH CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL AFFAIRS  Cost $800 per delegate, includes accommodations, flight, most meals, conference fee and materials

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Contact Marlana Krulish

720 664 6086