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The Westfield Area YMCA offers leadership programs that challenge the spirit, mind, and body through challenging, projects, and team building exercises to develop leadership skills.

 

Achievers (grades 6-12)

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Achievers is a college readiness, career development, life skills, leadership and mentoring program offered at no cost for diverse students in grades 6-12 in Union County. Contact Nadya Lawrence at nlawrence@westfieldynj.org for information.

Leaders Club (Grades 6-12)

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Model UN (Grades 9-12)

Students are introduced to the operations and structure of the United Nations and have the opportunity to gain awareness of other cultures. Students assume the role of UN delegates and debate current issues which affect the global community. This Y program  takes place in cooperation with Cranford and Westfield High Schools.

Interested students should contact their high school advisors in early September.

Youth and Government

Modeled after the state government, this Y club is run in conjunction with the Westfield and Cranford high Schools and give students a voice to debate and express their concerns. Interested students should contact their high school advisors.

  • Participants at the Achievers Banquet
  • Participants of the Leaders Club
  • Participants volunteer with raking
  • Students helping with Leaders Club
  • Volunteers help teach adults about technology