The Y Teen Career Club

Afterschool Club for teens to focus on future career

Twice a week, teens have a place just for them to:

  • Discover strength and build skills
  • Make lasting friendships
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Identify higher education opportunities
  • Prepare for next steps after high school like college and other opportunities
  • Find & pursue real jobs
  • Learn critical skills to help you compete in the job market

Participants that meet attendance requirements receive a free membership to the YMCA of Western North Carolina. 

There is no specific start or end date - join anytime.

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What to expect at YTCC

Activities will change every week, but some things that you can expect will include: 

  • Social time
  • Games
  • Teambuilding exercises
  • Icebreakers
  • Personality Tests
  • Guest Speakers
  • Q&A's with Professionals 
  • Networking with Peers and Professionals
  • College Prep
  • Coaching in:
    • Professional Skills
    • Resume writing,
    • Cover letter writing ,
    • Portfolio creation
    • Job seeking
    • Interviewing
    • and more!

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Sample YTCC Schedule

The daily schedule will change from week to week, but here's a brief look at what you can expect from an average day at The Y Teen Career Club. 

3 - 3:30 p.m. | Free time:
Enjoy snacks, hang out with friends, catch up on studies. This time is yours to spend however you'd like.

3:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Icebreakers and Team Building:
Connect with your peers while learning leadership and followership skills  

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Professional & Personal Development:
Engage with activities and speakers to help you learn about yourself and how to use your strengths to build your future. 

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. | Free time: 
Enjoy snacks, hang out with friends, catch up on studies. This time is yours to spend however you'd like.

Supervision and Support

The YTCC will provide supervision and support with Y staffers, plus special guests. The YMCA staff will be available for mentorship, expertise, and will work with the community to help offer unique opportunities for the benefit of individual club members while connecting with others.

Special guests will include:

  • Guest speakers
  • Career Coaches
  • Professional Writing Coaches
  • Industry Experts
  • and more!

Our staff and guests mission is to hold a safe space for young people to have fun and build a community while they pursue their dreams by providing an environment that nurtures ambition and self-betterment.

We are open to feedback and contributions from the community for how we can improve this program. Don't hesitate to share your thoughts with us, we're happy to listen.

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YMCA Locations Hosting YTCC:


Got questions? Ideas? Want to volunteer to help? Reach out, we're happy to hear from you.  

Roger Reid
Association Teen Director
YMCA Western North Carolina
Email Roger or call (828) 575-2938


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