The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

For Youth Development ®
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility

Education & Leadership

At the Y, we work every day to help them set and achieve their personal and educational goals. As a result, thousands of children and teens throughout the community 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, Youth and Government for Teens and college preparation, 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.  Learn more about our Education & Leadership programs.


Leaders Club really changed my life. We go out and help with the community, do fun activities, take trips to rallies, etc. Going through this experience made me feel like there are lots of opportunities and I should go for it.
Leader’s Club participant