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Education & Leadership · Downtown Oakland YMCA

Knowledge, character development, guidance and encouragement to help children and teens learn and realize their potential is a core focus of what we do at Downtown Oakland.

Teen Senate

Youth and GovernmentTM


Our civic engagement and leadership development program for middle and high-school students helps develop critical thinking competence, strengthens interpersonal communication skills and raises awareness of and engagement in community issues and their possible solutions. For detailed information regarding the program contact clafleur@ymcaeastbay.org.

Specific skills introduced, enhanced and reinforced throughout Y&G:

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

FOR HEALTHY LIVING

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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