Participants in our Global Teen Leadership Program are raising money to support their upcoming service trip to Peru this summer. The teens will work with the Peru Y in Lima for an incredible, life-changing experience.

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Coldstone Creamery Fundraiser for Global Teen Leadership

May 12, 4:00 pm-10:00 pm at Coldstone Creamery

Mention the YMCA Global Teen Leadership Program at the Boulder Coldstone Creamery for the Y to receive funds raised. READ MORE

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MOD Pizza Fundraiser for Global Teen Leadership

May 23 at 4:00 pm-June 2 at 9:00 pm at MOD Pizza

Visit MOD Pizza in Louisville from 4:00-9:00pm, and mention the YMCA Global Teen Leadership Program. MOD Pizza will donate 20% of sales to support their trip. READ MORE

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Car Wash Fundraiser for Global Teen Leadership

May 26, 9:00 am-12:00 pm at Arapahoe Y

Stop by to get your car cleaned by our Global Teen Leaders and support their trip to Peru. READ MORE

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ARC Buck a Bag Fundraiser for Global Teen Leadership

June 2, 9:00 am-3:00 pm at Arapahoe Y

Do your spring cleaning and drop off bags of clothing and gently used household items to the Arapahoe YMCA. Our Global Teen Leaders will be on hand to collect your donations. READ MORE

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Family Movie Night Fundraiser for Global Teen Leadership

June 8, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm at Arapahoe Y

Bring your family for a movie night to support our Global Teen Leaders. A family movie will be shown in the gymnasium. Refreshments will be sold. READ MORE

Experience the trip of a lifetime!

Rising 11th and 12th graders and newly graduated high school students will be selected to join the YMCA of Boulder Valley Global Leadership Program. Monthly leadership and service learning projects culminate in a trip to Peru, June 28-July 12, 2018.

Students will participate in leadership training workshops and service learning projects in the community beginning in winter 2018. Workshop topics will include cultural competency, service vs. charity, trust and teamwork and basic cultural lessons. We’ll also do a team building day at YMCA Camp Santa Maria in Bailey, CO.

During the Peru trip, all students will be accompanied by trained professional YMCA staff who will be available 24/7 as well as staff from the Peruvian YMCA to help with local logistics.

Activities and Adventures in Peru

  • Service learning projects including environmental construction and assisting students at an orphanage and a Y after school site in Lima.
  • Visit the ancient ruins of Sacsayhuan, Qenko, Ollantaytambo and of course, Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world.
  • Visit the Anthropological Museum to learn about the culture and history of Peru as well as cultural tours of downtown Lima and Cusco.
  • Salsa and merengue dance lessons.
  • Some of the best food in the world.

Cost is $3,700-$4,000 (Depending on flight costs.)

  • Includes all leadership training workshops prior to trip and a day trip to YMCA Camp Santa Maria
  • Round trip flights from Denver, CO to Lima, Peru
  • All transportation within Peru, including round trip airfare to Cusco and train service to Machu Picchu
  • All lodging 
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Tours of Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and cultural sites

All students must have the ability to secure and provide a copy of a valid US passport by March 1, 2018 in order to participate. Expenses for passport and spending money (suggested amount $300) are separate from noted cost above.

Applications being accepted until March 1, 2018.

Download Application

Contact Susan Coker at for more info.

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