So much of what we learn has to do with the opportunities we're given. At the Y we want young people to explore their potentials and think big!


It can be hard to figure out your place in the world. As a young person with your whole life ahead of you, having the right guidance and support can make a real difference in figuring out who you are and what you can achieve. Whether teens come to the Y looking to explore their interests or for support in navigating challenges, the Y is committed to nurturing their future success.

Teen Center

Come hang out at the Y after school or during the summer afternoons where you can meet friends your own age who may or may not go to your school. Play Ping-Pong, compete with each other on the latest video game, or just hang out and mingle. Your afternoon is spent your way at the Y.

Location: Teen Center at Bristol Family YMCA
Ages: 12 - 17 year olds
Monday-Friday: 2:45 PM - 6:00 PM


  • Y Members: Free
  • Non-Members: Must pay daily guest fees

Teen Leaders Club

The Teen Leaders Club is formed by teens, for teens, and about teens. Club members meet on a weekly basis to work closely with their peers and advisors on skill, character, and leadership building activities.

The Leaders Club provides a safe haven for young people to become confident and competent adults. They develop a sense of belonging in their community. It helps to promote and enhance the personal growth of social skills in order to develop leaders who will be a positive force in their communities. By connecting with adult advisors, teens have role models and mentors who can have a positive impact on their lives.

Location: Bristol Family YMCA
Ages: 12 - 17 year olds
Meetings: Mondays, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM and Mondays, 6:00 PM - 7:00. Teens may choose which meeting they would like to attend based on convenience and personal schedule.

Enrollment: New members are invited to join through an application process. Interested Teen Leaders should contact Shaka at (423)-968-3133 or [email protected].

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