Teen Leaders, Grades 8-12

At the Y, we believe in the value of our youth. This group is for teens who wish to make a difference in their community. Group activities will be centered around four goals: Leadership Training, Personal Growth, Service to Others and Social Development. Teens will have the opportunity to participate in leadership development training, organize service projects, and grow as leaders. Our teen leaders help organize events such as the Pennington Holiday Walk, Timberlane Meet and Greet and more.

This is a teen organization with staff available for assistance. All planning and decision making will be the responsibility of the teens.

The Hopewell Valley Teen Leaders group meets 1-2 Wednesdays each month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Youth Activity Center (Y.A.C.) located at 62 South Main Street, Pennington, NJ.


Magic Gathering Group – 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Magic the gathering is for grades 6-12 and will be held at the YMCA Youth Activity Center (YAC). Whether you are new to the game or an experienced player, you will definitely find yourself immersed in the world of Magic. Come on out and invite your friends… the more the merrier. Players can bring their own deck or borrow one of your friends.


Teen Billiards – 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This unique club is an inter generational blend between the Senior Billiards and teens. Learn basic principals, rules, terminology and skills for the game of pool in a fun and unique atmosphere.


Teen Book Club – 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Teen book club is lead by youth librarian, Ms. Amanda, of the Mercer County Hopewell Branch Library. Join other 6-12 graders from the Hopewell Valley area to discuss the trendiest books in teen pop culture. Freely express your opinions, likes, dislikes and even make suggestions on future book selections.

Social Enrichment Circle – Last Thursday of each month 3:30 – 5:30 pm

The social enrichment social gives teens an opportunity to discuss issues affecting their unique community, while teaching interpersonal skills necessary to constructively communicate with others.

Movie Club: Every Friday 3:30 – 6:00 pm

End your busy school week by enjoying popcorn, refreshments and the latest in movie film.



For more information:

Contact Topanga Harmony; hvyac.teens@hvymca.org