Youth and Teen Center Programs

Welcome to our YMCA Youth and Teen Center, a hub of activity for youth development. Our space provides various activities and programs, from arts and workshops to sports and recreation, catering to every teen and youth ages 6-17. We promote a supportive community where friendships grow, talents are cultivated, and values like teamwork and leadership are encouraged.

Youth and Teen Center Website


Youth Center Program (ages 6-13)

The Youth Center program costs $100 monthly, and no membership is required. Your child has access to the youth and teen center and can attend events like YDC Friday Night Ins.


Hours Monday-Friday 1:30 pm-5:30 pm

Youth Center Policy:  Youth must possess a minimum level of independence to be part of the program.

  • We offer an affordable, safe, and positive environment for youth while school is not in session.
  • Your child will participate in organized activities, clubs, games, and craft projects.
  • Youth are grouped according to grade level.
  • Our staff goes through an intensive orientation period and background checks.
  • All children have the opportunity to swim recreationally. Please send a bathing suit, towel, and swim cap.
Teen Drop-in Center (ages 14-18)

With a Teen Membership for $25 Monthly (Ages 14-18), you get access to the Teen Center, where they can participate in daily programming to explore their interests and passions while spending time with friends.


Free 7th and 8th Grade Memberships

Memberships for 7th and 8th Graders who live in the City of Lynn are free.

  • All memberships must be redeemed at the Demakes Y, located at 40 Neptune Blvd.
  • Adults must come into the Y to complete this paperwork and sign off on the code of conduct with their students.
  • All applications must have at least 2 working numbers in the event an adult needs to be contacted.
Hot Meals and Nutrition

Hot meals are served daily from 4:00pm-5:00pm. All Youth and Teen Center participants are eligible to receive a nutritious meal free of charge.