For our young people, having the right guidance and support can make a real difference in figuring out who they are and what they can achieve.


HYPE is short for Healthy Youth Positively Engage. YMCA staff will lead activities from 6:30-8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. See HYPE schedule for specific weekly activities. HYPE is a free program that is open to youth members ages 8-14 years old at the Y in West St. Paul.

Contact Betty Notto at 651-259-1462 for more information.

Youth In Government

Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government programs develop personal growth and encourage life-long, responsible citizenship by providing experiential learning for young people and by providing public forums to recognize the abilities and capabilities of youth. Check out the Youth in Government website for more information.

The West St. Paul YIG delegation meets on Thursdays at 5:30pm at St. Croix Lutheran High School. For more information contact Amy Rowan at 651-480-8887

Teens In Training

Over the course of four appointments teens will learn all the equipment in our fitness center. For ages 12-14.

Teen in Training meets on Tuesdays at 6pm or Fridays at 7pm.  For questions, please contact Janelle Clepper.

Cost: $20 for 4 sixty minute appointments and preregistration is required