Service Learning

The YMCA has a goal to help youth acquire self-esteem, leadership skills, and the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. The Y Service Learning Program provides youth with volunteer opportunities, so that they can get involved and make meaningful contributions to their community. Youth participating in Y Service Learning can volunteer through a variety of opportunities, by job shadowing an adult YMCA staff leader and completing job specific skills training, on-time community service projects, fundraising events and program committee involvement.

For more information, please contact our Youth Development Director, at 701-775-2586 or click here.


Camp Counselors in Training

“Counselors in Training” is a program for middle and high school aged kids. This program pairs the teens up with one of our camp counselors and they serve as a positive role model while giving them the opportunity to work with younger campers in order to train them for future employment. This mentoring program will get area teens involved with a positive volunteer opportunity that will make a meaningful contribution to the community.



The YMCA Staff Leadership work cooperatively with our local education institutions to provide hands on experience related to their future career or to fulfill classroom volunteer requirements.


Other Job Skills Training

Co-Leading Youth Sports, Jr. Lifeguarding, Swim Instructor Assistant, Child Caregiver


Fundraising Events

Summer Road Races & Fall Community Halloween Party


Want to Get involved in your community, but not sure how?

The YMCA proudly introduces YMCA YFACE—Youth Finding Activities in Community Engagement—a service-learning and volunteerism tool to help engage teens with community issues and service. YMCA YFACE offers a platform for discussion, easy-to-use methods and abundant resources for adults to help teens examine their interests, skills and talents and determine what motivates them to make a difference in their community.

Check out the link below for more detailed information.

YMCA YFACE (Youth Finding Activities in Civic Engagement)