All teen programs at the Ann Arbor Y incorporate as many Developmental Assets as possible. We believe that the more Developmental Assets we can introduce and contribute to the lives of youth, the more successful and happy they will be. According to the latest research, a young person requires 31 of the 40 assets to grow into a healthy, caring and responsible adult. We take this research very seriously and do our best to introduce elements into each program. Encourage healthy lifestyles Healthy snacks and the opportunity to engage in some form of physical exercise are provided in the Teen After School Program through daily access to studios, gymnasium, pool, track, equipment, games and more. Each day participants are provided a healthy snack upon arrival.
Teen Program Cell Phone and Personal Electronic Device Policy
The Ann Arbor Y is dedicated to providing safe and productive environments for teens that promote participants to lead with empathy, build healthy relationships, effectively manage emotions, take responsibility for actions, and develop personal skills for success. All teen programs encourage interactive participation, hands-on learning experiences, character exploration, and active citizenship.
With the rising use of cell phones and other electronic devices and commitment to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards, the Ann Arbor Y Teen Programs prohibit the use of personal electronic devices during all program hours. All personal electronic devices should be tucked away into backpacks, pockets, or in the possession of Y staff. Permission to utilize electronic devices may be granted by program lead and on an individual needs basis to enhance program experience. Ann Arbor Y staff will temporarily confiscate cell phone or other electronic device should participants not be able to adhere to Teen Program Cell Phone and Personal Electronic Device Policy.