Teen Forward

Give Forward, Move Forward, You Forward

The Teen Forward Program is designed to help teens and tweens ages 13-19 focus on their future by exposing them to new experiences, introducing them to career-focused professionals and presenting them with options beyond high school.

Program Focus


Give Forward: Social Responsibility and giving back to the community;
Move Forward: Healthy Living; and
You Forward: Youth Development, social skills, education and training.

This program provides teens a with safe, fun space to gain leadership skills and hang out with friends. Each category will be taught in workshops specific to the age groups of the audience. This will give the teens the chance to develop peer connections that are outside of their normal network.

Johnson Family YMCA Teen Center Hours


Activities include:

  • Public Speaking
  • Literacy support
  • STEM
  • Swimming/Swim Lessons (seasonal)
  • Health and Fitness
  • Career Exploration
  • Field Trips (as scheduled, fee-based)

To learn more about Teen Forward and register, please visit the Welcome Center or email Dr. Ja’Barris Briggs.

Sponsored by YMCA of Florida’s First Coast, Inc. and the State of Florida, Department of Juvenile Justice