The Y is committed to ensuring that every young person has the opportunity to become a healthy, contributing member of society. We offer activities and programs for teens that provide them with academic assistance, employment opportunities, and other life skills, all while having fun. Teens feel welcome and have proven success at the Y.


Upcoming Events

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A Caucasian teenager points at the screen in the YMCA's Esports room during a game. He is also captured talking to his Caucasian male peer.


Get the game started with our competitive esports leagues with beginner, intermediate, and advances levels with games such a Super Smash Bros, Rocket League, and Fortnite.
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Youth and Government (YAG)

Youth and Government (YAG) provides students the opportunity to experience the democratic process and develop the leadership skills needed to become citizens of a participatory society. Missouri YAG is for grades 7-12 each year. Illinois YAG is for grades 9-12 each year.
Y Achievers helps teens learn about college readiness, career exploration, and life preparation to set and achieve high educational and professional standards

Y Achievers

The Gateway Region YMCA Achievers is a bi-state college readiness, career exploration, and life preparation program which provides students of color with the essential tools to pursue higher education, define life goals and identify different career opportunities.
An image of a selfie that a group of teenage boys and girls took at YMCA teen camp. From left to right there are two Caucasian males, an African American female and male, and a Caucasian female. They are all grouped together for the photo taken in front of a forest on a sunny day.

YMCA Teen Summer Day Camps

Teen camps offer age-appropriate activities focuses on a particular interest, learning and progressive opportunity. Teens will be with campers their own age in a stimulating environment. Get ready for days filled with friends, fun and field trips!

Are you a teen interested in working at the Y?

Lifeguards, camp counselors, child care, and more, there are current openings for all different interest and skill levels among teens!