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, Model United Nations and Achievers college and career 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.




Y Achievers

YMCA Texas Youth and Government™





After School Program – Teens

Babysitting Certification


Counselor in Training (CIT)

CPR & First Aid for Teens

Model United Nations

Service Learning

Teen Action Council

Teen Camp

Teen Nights

Teen Community Resources

Physical Health

Children's Health

Eating Recovery Center

Reproductive Health

Mental Health

Mental Health of America - Dallas

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Diverse Abilties Resources

Autism Network

Teens with Special Needs

Special Olympics of Texas

LGBTQ Teen Resources

Teen Pride

PFLAG Dallas

Trevor Project

College Resources

Scholarships for LGBTQ students

National LGBTQ organizations & resources

Healthy Dating and Sexual Assault Prevention Resources

Love is Respect

Dallas Area Rape Crisis

RAINN Hotline for Sexual Assault

Other Resources

College Financial Aid

Taking a Gap Year?

Youth Service America

Service Learning at the Y

Giving Back in the DFW Area