Education & Leadership Programs
The YMCA cares about education and leadership. We create opportunities for youth and teens to contribute and give back to their communities. Partnering with families, schools, businesses, and the entire community our programs help provide a brighter future for young people. YMCA gives youth a safe place to call their own and a chance to connect with positive role models and adults who genuinely care. Education & Leadership programs include youth development activities, leadership groups, community service projects, exposure to diverse career options, after-school activities, tutoring and mentoring, sports, camping, strength-training, and unique recreational events.
Y Preschool Programs
YMCA Preschool programs offer an ideal place where your child can learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment. The programs are operated on an experiential learning philosophy—children learn by doing. This theme-based curriculum includes skill building for kindergarten readiness through a literacy-based circle time, arts, dramatic play, math concepts, building blocks, games, and physical play. The children also learn positive social skills and can participate in additional enrichment activities.
Preschool Sites Vary.
Y-Achievers is committed to enhancing academic, personal and career goals of high school students from diverse backgrounds. The group brings students and adult role models together to help students succeed in school and learn valuable marketable skills. The program includes career cluster sessions, study skills, team building, communication training and field trips to colleges and professional work places. With this program your child will certainly achieve.
Please contact our Metro Office at – 517 827 9610 ext 8145
Learning Centers provide a safe and fun place for youth and teens to learn new, valuable skills that will be beneficial for years to come. Our center coordinators and leaders provide guidance in the variety of programs offered. Learning Centers provide a place for learning about computers and technology, while being in a positive environment with recreational activities and opportunities to socialize with others.
The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program (Helping Other People Excel) is an education initiative in cooperation with the Lansing School District, the City of Lansing, Lansing Community College, Michigan State University, the Lansing Police Department, with support from local businesses and private citizens.
The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program offers Lansing School District youth an opportunity for a college education and a brighter future. Students begin the program as sixth graders. Students promise to finish high school in exchange for two years of free tuition at Lansing Community College.
The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program was developed to assist Lansing School District youth in their commitment to graduate from high school and go on to college.
The YMCA partnered with the program to provide 3-month memberships at any location of the YMCA of Lansing to those H.O.P.E students based on criteria set by the Lansing School District. The criteria for example include beneficial promises such as increased GPA and better attendance.