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"To put Christian principles into practice through programs which build healthy spirit mind and body for all."

To view our current program guide, click below!


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Teens: Our Future!

As goes the history of the Y, so goes our belief in the development of teens in our community.  We want our teens to make a positive impact on their world through volunteerism and service and we want them to have fun while doing it.  We also want to make sure that they keep a healthy lifestyle through our programs.  


Wellness Spaces

Teens are encouraged to use our wellness facilities at 16 years old and can use our facilities with their parent supervision at 14 years of age.  Teens ages 12 and up can utilize the Y without a guardian as members or with the purchase of a day pass.


Youth in Government

The Wisconsin YMCA Youth in Government program provides teens with a unique opportunity to learn how to be civically engaged by acting as state legislators, lawyers, justices, and members of the media.  Students simulate all phases and positions of the actual state government and are challenged with many of the same issues our real legislators must face in their elected offices.

The program is open to all students in grades 7-12 and engages hundreds of students from across the state each year.  During the culminating conference in Madison, participants take over the historic halls and chambers of the Wisconsin State Capitol and Supreme Court. Legislation is debated and court cases are decided as students apply skills they have gained in the program. 

YIG is an experience like none other - a fun and immersive three days where students come together to explore ideas, meet new friends from all over the region, find a place where they belong, and leave inspired to take action that makes a difference in their communities.

Time Commitment

Youth In Government runs roughly from November 8 through March 5. The delegation meets weekly at the Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA. All students who participate in Youth In Government must attend a majority of the meetings. 

More Information

If you would like to learn more, visit the links below.  Contact Barb Schmidt at 920.482.1566 with any questions. 


2022-2023 Youth In Government Brochure

2022-2023 Youth in Government Rates

2022-2023 Youth in Government Schedule


Teen Zone

Our Teen Zone is located on the 2nd floor of the YMCA.  Equipment for ping pong and billiards can be checked out at Membership Services.


Teen Gym Time

Teens!  Come enjoy time reserved just for you in our Prevea Gym from 3:15-5:15 Monday through Friday.  The south half of the gym will be curtained off so you have a place to do your own thing.


Beernsten Scholarship

Since 1992, your local YMCA has had the tremendous honor of each year awarding 10 local high school seniors with a $1000 college scholarship. Thanks to the Richard and Ione Beerntsen Scholarship Fund set up specifically for this purpose, a panel of Y volunteers gets together each spring to review the applications and send ten $1000 checks to schools across the country on behalf of our local students.
Click the link below to download the application. Applications due by April 8, 2023.

Beernsten College Scholarship Application


Summer Teen Energyze Program

We had a great summer in 2022.  See you next year!


Financial Assistance Application

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