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Education & Leadership · E M Downer Family 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 EM Downer. Our programs include:

All That Collaborative

All That is the result of our commitment to providing youth with a safe place during the critical hours between 3 and 6 p.m. Our goal is to help youth in the City of Richmond reach their academic goals, become future leaders and have tons of fun! For more information contact wccinfo@ymcaeastbay.org.     

Teen Computer

Academic Enrichment - ASES Programs

In collaboration with the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), the Y operates After School Education & Safety (ASES) Programs in several locations. Our programs are designed to complement, but not duplicate, our students' school curriculum. Enrichment activities may include visual and performance arts, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts, service learning projects, career awareness & preparation, health/nutrition activities. For more information, including specific program locations, click here.

Campers in Leadership Training

Campers in Leadership Training (CILT's) have the best of both worlds; the fun of going to summer camp, and the opportunity to be in training to be a counselor to the younger campers. CILT's spend part of their time in camp activities especially designed for teens, and part of their time teamed with an experienced counselor, learning firsthand the joys and responsibilities of being a YMCA Camp counselor in training. Get job experience and have fun doing it! Click here for more information.

Service Learning Projects

Teen Project

Our teen projects encourage and foster leadership development, project management techniques and academic enrichment. Student Learning Projects have included producing and creating murals, executing environmental clean-ups, creating tutoring programs and more. Contact wccinfo@ymcaeastbay.org for more information. Note, middle school and high school service hour requirements may be met through these projects.

Youth & Government

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 wccinfo@ymcaeastbay.org or call (510) 222-9622 or click here. Teen Y&G in Sacramento




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