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Youth/Teen Services

Youth/Teen Services Mission:

Empowering teens to explore and achieve their highest potential.

Teen Services Commitment

  • To provide accurate and timely information, referrals, and educational resources to teens ages 11 to 18 that will help them avoid risky behaviors and make healthy decisions for their future
  • To involve teens in community service projects
  • To mentor young women into leadership roles
  • To encourage teens to stay in school and pursue higher education and/or career goals

Girls LEAD! of the YWCA Dayton programming is offered year-round to all girls in Montgomery County ages 11-18 and may include community service projects, after-school tutoring/study/computer lab, enrichment activities, and a series of leadership-building summer camps. Girls from diverse backgrounds come together to expand their horizons, make friends, and explore new ways of learning and thinking. Our biggest program of the year, Girls LEAD! Summer Camp brings community leaders to facilitate programs that teach diversity and inclusion, healthy relationships, good communication skills, nutrition, self-esteem, and other life related topics and includes field trips to area attractions like Newport Aquarium, LaserQuest, and King's Island.

For more information, please contact our Youth/Teen Services by phone at 937-461-5550 x120 or by email at girlslead@ywcadayton.org.

Prevention Outreach Programs

YWCA Dayton Teen Services provides research-based prevention curriculums to students in collaboration with the 16 schools districts of Montgomery County, as well as Juvenile Justice and several other community partners.

Teen Services offers small group, multiple session and large, one-time presentations to any middle school and/or high school students on topics such as bullying and suicide, healthy relationships and teen dating violence, LGBTQA issues, goal-setting, nutrition and physical fitness, and more!

If you are interested in bringing YWCA Dayton Youth/Teen Services staff into your school or classroom, please contact our Youth/Teen Services by phone at 937-461-5550 x120 or by email at girlslead@ywcadayton.org.


Our Youth/Teen Services is conveniently located in downtown Dayton at YWCA Dayton, 141 W. Third St. We are on the RTA busline. Enter through the “Teen Central” door on Wilkinson Street.