Pre Teen & Teen


The Y-TIP program provides a support system that helps under-served teens succeed in school and overcome cultural barriers and challenges, including involvement in gangs, violence, drugs, and other harmful and self-destructive influences.

Students attend Y-TIP programs two days per week for two hours per session and commit to a minimum of one hour of community service per month. Y-TIP members are encouraged to participate in other YMCA programs and to visit and use the YMCA facilities every day.

Y-TIP features a work study component that consists of a 10-hour workforce readiness training program and a four-week, non-paid, pre-internship training program. At the end of this work experience, students will receive a certificate of completion that they can attach to a résumé when applying for future employment.

For more information contact the Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center in Hartford. Call 860-241-9622 or e-mail the Y at
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