Boomerang was created to provide short-term suspended middle and high school students with a supervised and positive environment during their time away from school and to assist high schoolers in developing post graduate goals and developing independent living skills.. Through a network of collaboration and community partnerships, youth have the opportunity to stay on pace with their school work, identify their own strengths and challenges, and access information and services to enhance their success at school, at home, and in the community. Three broad goals guide Boomerang’s work:
- To engage disconnected youth with their school and their community.
- To advocate for community change that benefits disconnected youth.
- To provide resiliency-based training for families, professionals and other adults.
For more information on Boomerang, visit their site.
Middle School Madness
Middle Schoolers – looking for something fun to do on a Saturday night? Middle School Madness is at the top of your list and this Saturday is the final one of the year! Led by our Leaders’ Club, this fun night is designed with you in mind. Activities include a DJ and dancing, basketball, video games and chances for you to hang out with your friends. We’ll even have pizza and snacks for sell. Parents – you can rest assured that this program is lead and supervised by the same Y team that you’ve come to know and trust.
Ages: Middle Schoolers
Fees: $7 per person
Time: 7:30 – 10:30 PM
Ages: 13 – 18 years old
The Leaders Club program is designed for 13 – 18 year old teenagers that focus on physical fitness and service. The Leaders Club participants volunteer throughout YMCA programs and are responsible for organizing Parent’s Night Out and Middle School Madness events. For more information, please contact Whitney Kahn at 919.442.9622, ext. 124.
Program Participants: $40
Registration: Applications accepted in Summer and Fall
Season: August – June
Youth & Government
Ages: High School Students
This program enables young people to prepare for moral and political leadership through training in the theory and practice of developing public policy. Students who participate in this program develop a knowledge and awareness of public policy, debate skills, bill writing, and service. Current program participants include students from East Chapel Hill High, Chapel Hill High, Carolina Friends School, and Woods Charter School. For more information, please contact Aubrey Vinson at 919.442.9622, ext. 119.
Season: September – February