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Education & Leadership

Through our leadership programs such as mentoring, Youth and Government, Counselors In Training, and Leaders In Training, 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.

Model UN

Welcome to the YMCA Model UN Program, a unique Model UN experience for middle and high school students. Our program is youth-driven! From planning to execution, our program provides an unprecedented simulation of the UN that highlights the themes of collaboration, cultural understanding, and problem solving that are at the core of the organization’s real-life goals. We help students develop their debate skills and find their voice in a one-of-a-kind, multifaceted program that brings together servant leadership, public speaking, and global problem solving.

Peaceful Schools

Through a partnership with the Rotary Club, Peaceful Schools creates a safe environment for elementary school kids and – at the same time – provides service leadership opportunities to teens.

Youth in Government

The Denver YMCA’s Colorado Youth in Government Program gives students in 7th through 12th grade hands-on leadership and communications skills.