As part of our YMCA Youth and Government programming, the Kentucky YMCA also offers our students winter and summer leadership development conferences, a year-long service-learning program, youth advocacy experiences, and the opportunity to represent Kentucky at national Youth and Government conferences.
Our winter (GFI) and summer (LTC) leadership development conferences give students the opportunity to take part in personal leadership development while part of a family group of their peers:
Y-Corps is a yearlong service-learning program that asks students to perform at least 50 hours of community service, raise money for the Y’s scholarship fund, and advocate for the Y movement. In the summer, Y-Corps teams travel around Kentucky or a region of the United States performing service, staying at local YMCAs, and learning about the communities they serve:
Our Youth Advocacy programs in the Louisville community engage students in the local policymaking process and provide a year-round voice in leadership of their community:
The Kentucky YMCA is one of 39 state programs of YMCA Youth and Government. Each year, Kentucky joins these state programs in sending delegations to multiple national conferences around the country: