Teen Leaders Crew gives teens grades 9-12 an opportunity to gain real-life, hands-on leadership experience through volunteer opportunities, trainings, and the chance to plan and execute events like community dinners, Blessed Respite Care, the Special Olympics, and youth overnights. It's an excellent way for teens to socialize, learn compassion, achieve leadership skills, and make new friends. Our focus is to instill confidence, leadership, and personal growth while engaging in fun, but educational activities. This group is student-led, so additional volunteer events and fun outings will be determined by the student members with guidance from the advisors.

  • Meetings are held at 5:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month in the Motion Zone or Lower Level Board Room.

Junior Teen Leaders Crew
Junior Teen Leaders Crew helps develop students in grades 6-8 prepare to be leaders in service throughout their community. This group functions similarly Teen Leaders Crew, with bimonthly meetings, volunteering in the community, and enjoying fun outings and adventures. Along with adult advisors, the Teen Leaders Crew members will sometimes train and mentor the students participating in the Junior Teen Leaders Crew.

  • Meetings are held at 3:15pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Motion Zone or Craft Room at Countryside YMCA. If your child attends Berry Intermediate or Lebanon Junior High, they are able to ride a bus to the YMCA from school. To set up bussing, contact JaMarcus Gibson at 513-932 1424 ext. 149.

Getting Started
It's easy to join Teen Leaders Crew or Junior Teen Leaders Crew. New members are always welcome! You do not have to be a member of the YMCA to join. Waivers and registration forms must be completed. Contact JaMarcus Gibson at 513-932 1424 ext. 149 to find out more information.

While members are expected to be dedicated and committed to the Teen Leaders Crew, we also recognize that many students participate in sports or other extracurricular activities. We understand that due to scheduling conflicts there may be times when members aren't able to attend meetings or events.