The Y is for Youth Development

With the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility as our guide, we work with you every day to help your children have fun while realizing their potential.

Education & Leadership

All kids have great potential. At the Y, a leading nonprofit strengthening community through youth development, we work every day to help them set and achieve their personal and educational goals. As a result, children and teens gain confidence as they recognize the Y as a place where they belong and can feel comfortable exploring new interests and passions. Additionally, through our leadership and academic enrichment programs such as mentoring and Youth and Government, the Y makes sure that every child has an opportunity to envision and pursue a positive future, and to take an active role in strengthening his or her community.

To discover what Education & Leadership programs are available throughout the YMCA of Greater Richmond, visit the links to the Education & Leadership pages of the branch locations on the right.