These are just a few young leaders who are more than who they say they are: they're the latest round of guest bloggers who are sharing their ideas about education, leadership, volunteerism, social responsibility, and more. Do you want to be a guest blogger like them and share what's on your mind? more
Shane would be the first to tell you he's starting to think of life after high school. As a college student striving to better his diverse and inclusive community, he's exploring opportunities at the Y that are not only improving his life, but also his friends and neighbors. This is his Y. His camera. His story.
March Madness may be over, but returning guest blogger, Shane Foster, wants to give you a few tips about leadership before you hit the courts this summer for a little fun. more
Next month, many high schoolers around the country will walk the graduation stage, many of them looking to what the future has in store for them. Some of the most optimistic ones are those who have had the opportunity to go through career, college prep, and leadership programs in their local communities. more
Social responsibility and taking care of the environment is every day. more
Thoughts and views of a millennial, young leader, and someone who wants you to look up: cell phones and meeting ethics for the young leader. more
Do you know how many people have volunteered for the Y? more
It’s National Volunteer Week (April 12 – 18), and it’s a great time, young leaders, to take action and discover opportunities to give back and make a difference in your community. Up in Tarrytown, New York, Maya’s giving back at her mom’s early education center because “taking isn’t enough.” Mike would tell you it’s not only a great time of the year to get out there and start hiking, but also to “help kids find their own outdoor adventures” by teaching them to appreciate the beauty that surrounds them every day. You can tell just by watching their “do-it-yourself” video stories, that they really get something out of it too. more
Some of our young leaders start off at the Y in afterschool programs, camp, and kicking around a soccer ball or taking a dive in the pool. For Seth Reid, the Y experience started to make sense to to him when he joined up for the annual junior assembly in Tampa as a middle school student. Fast forward to college, Seth's now making a difference on campus as a freshman... more
Education and leadership are essential to creating a successful path for our future luminaries. Take for instance Sabrina or Seth, both alumni of the Youth and Government™ program, who developed their leadership skills during high school and now taking engagement to the next level in college. Like them, high school freshman, Riley, is well on his way of making his mark in this world too.
But leadership takes all sorts of shapes and forms. more