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Teen Center

The Downtown YMCA Teen Center offers a safe, friendly, and casual atmosphere for teens ages 12-18. We provide adult supervision and a fun place to hang out with friends. Our staff builds positive relationships with teens through games, special events, and programs created by teens and YMCA staff.

ymcacva teen center outreach game night


We believe all TEENS are special, each with the potential to bring unique and remarkable contributions to our world. That's why we give all teens the opportunity to shine during our game nights.

Beyond learning about the games and being competitive, participants will gain something even more valuable: the skills and behaviors necessary for teamwork.

ymcacva teen center outreach trivia night


Exercise your brain with themed trivia nights. Compete with your friends, win prizes and have fun!

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Teen Connect gives teens the opportunity to come together and connect through skill-building, team-building, and other fun activities. Join us for some summer fun! 

  • Ages 13 - 17
  • College tours
  • Empowerment forums
  • Sports, swimming, and fitness
  • New friends and opportunities
  • Lunch will be provided

Must be able to provide transportation to/from the center.

Field trip transportation will be provided.

Swim to Work YMCA of Central Virginia Lynchburg Employment Program

Swim to Work

The YMCA of Central Virginia, Iron Lives and Lynchburg City Schools have joined forces to launch "Swim to Work," a six-week work readiness and training program that aims to take high school students (ages 16 and up) through the process of becoming certified lifeguards.



Be sure to add all of our upcoming events to your calendar!