Art, Enrichment & Teen Leadership

  • Our arts & enrichment programs build up the skills and confidence of participants, and stimulates your mind with your passions and interests. We have programs for all ages and experience levels.

  • UPCOMING SESSIONS

    The next session begins September 6 — Member Registration - August 22. Community Registration - August 29 . Search the listings below or check out our program guide to see what’s available.

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EXPLORE, IMAGINE AND CREATE

Minds need a great workout too!

Tap into your creative side and discover new possibilities! Our Arts & Enrichment programs have opportunities for members and non-members to explore their passion, create something new, and just have fun!

Express your creative talents in a healthy and supportive environment. These classes can help kids with their critical thinking and problem solving skills, while building confidence and increasing their self awareness. Adults can find their creative outlet, connect with others and simply enjoy themselves!

The YMCA is known for its leadership development of youth and teens. Through our Leaders Club and Y-Achievers Program, teens will have the opportunity to learn about themselves, gain confidence, and have a plan after they leave high school!

  • Preschool Art

    Get your little one moving and tapping into their creative side. What better way for your kid to have fun than through classes that include music, free play and art! Wiggles & Giggles, Skips & Scribbles, and Let’s Get Messy are some of the preschool classes we have to offer. Search the program listings below to see what we have to offer.

  • Youth Art

    Get your youth in touch with their creative side and focus on art that they enjoy. From drawing and painting to LEGO or cupcakes, your youth can experiment with different art mediums and let their creativity soar. Cupcake Art, SNAP: Photography, Lego Art and Wearable Art are some of our Youth Art programs. Search the programs below and register today!

  • Theater & Music

    Ever want to perform on stage? From musical lessons, to theater techniques, these lessons are for the performer in everyone. Youth Guitar Lessons, Broadway Stars, Adult Guitar Lessons, and A Taste of Broadway are some of the classes offered at the Y. Search the program listings below to find your next favorite program.

  • Enrichment Programs

    Focus on your creative side and work towards becoming the next Picasso. For those that have a real passion for art, or painting, or photography, these could be the perfect classes for you. Girls Night Out Canvas Paint, Photography Workshops, and Flower Arranging are some of the classes we have to offer at the Y. Search the program listings below and register today to start practicing your passion.

  • Cooking

    Tie on your apron and get your whisk. These classes are for those future chefs or passionate cooks that want to build their skills and grow. Frozen Food and Fun, and Family Creative Cooking are some of the classes offered at the Y. Narrow your search with the program listing tool below to find the program of your choice.

  • Leaders Club and Y-Achievers

    The Leaders Club is a national, values based leadership development program. Through workshops and volunteer experiences, teens will discover their values and passions, then learn to be leaders based on those aspects of their personality.

    Middle School Leaders meet Mondays at 6:45pm and High School Leaders meet Wednesdays at 6:45pm. The program has a rolling admission. Contact Larry Harding, lharding@nmymca.org, for more information.

     

    Y-Achievers is a post high school preparedness program. In this program, teens will get the opportunity to explore their interests and potential career options in order to make a plan after high school. Teens will also get support for current school challenges and strategies to deal with the middle and high school years.

    Y-Achievers meet on the 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:30pm-8:30pm. You must apply to be part of the Achievers programs, Click Here for the application and instructions.

    Please direct any questions or application to Patty Harding, pharding@nmymca.org

     

    Both programs run during the Academic Year. 

  • Senior Activities

    Have fun and get active with other seniors. Paint with your grandchildren, sip some tea and chat, or enjoy a healthy lunch over a discussion. Tea & Chat, Friendship Luncheon, and Paint a Birdhouse with your Grandchild are some of the classes we have available. Search the program listings below for more information.

Arts & Enrichment Program Schedules

  • Nashua Branch

  • Teen Leadership

Program Date: 02/24/2016 to 08/31/2020

Y-Achievers Program

The Y-Achievers program has been helping teens in YMCAs around the country for nearly 40 years. National, the program strives to help all teens set and pursue higher education and career goals. Y-Achievers programs help teens raise their academic standards and interact with diverse professionals who serve as role models to inspire success. At the… Read more »

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  • Nashua Branch

  • Teen Leadership

Program Date: 02/24/2016 to 08/31/2020

Leaders Club

The Leaders Club is the YMCA?s national leadership development program for teens ages 11-18. Club members work together in order to learn about various aspects of leadership, volunteer service, and community building. Throughout our year, teens will experience a variety of different events and activities to help them become better people. We work with many… Read more »

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  • Nashua Branch

  • Youth Music

Program Date: 02/29/2016 to 04/18/2016

D Sing it Out! (Ages 8-13)

Students will sing songs they learn proper posture, diction, and musical technique. They will sing as a group or as soloists. They will also perform a short recital the last class for family and friends.

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  • Nashua Branch

  • Youth Enrichment

Program Date: 03/03/2016 to 04/21/2016

D Sew Much Fun (Ages 9-13)

Kids will enhance their basic sewing machine knowledge, while make fabulous projects. They will learn how to use a sewing machine safely, parts of the machine, and sew much more! They will learn real, practical skills that will last a lifetime, all while having fun .Some basic sewing machine knowledge required. If participants have their… Read more »

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  • Nashua Branch

  • Youth Music

Program Date: 03/03/2016 to 04/21/2016

D Broadway Stars (Ages 6-10)

Kids will learn aspects of musical theater including acting, singing, and dancing. They will do a presentation at the end of the session.

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  • Nashua Branch

  • Youth Enrichment

Program Date: 03/04/2016 to 04/22/2016

D Dinner Theater

Back by popular demand! In this class students will put together a small production of their choosing to be performed for their family and friends during the last class. We will work on acting techniques, set design, and more! Dinner will be provided at our end performance.

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  • Merrimack Branch

  • Youth Art

Program Date: 07/05/2016 to 08/23/2016

F Youth Drawing and Painting (Ages 8-12) CAMP SARGENT TUESDAYS – Copy

Week 1: Fiber Arts Week 2: Abstract art and Design Week 3: Painting Week 4: Sculpting Week 5: Recycled Art Week 6: Artists? Books: Printmaking and bookmaking Week 7: Ceramics Week 8: Art and Social Change

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  • Nashua Branch

  • Youth Music

Program Date: 07/07/2016 to 08/25/2016

F Mozarts in Training (Ages 6-12)

Students will learn the basic components to writing a song, such as lyrics, melody, harmony, instrumentation, and musical technique in a group environment. Using these components , the class will write a song together and practice it. During the last class the students will perform their masterpiece for an audience.

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