The YMCA Youth Impact Lab (Y-Lab) enables youth-led innovation. We empower young people to incubate team-based projects while being equipped with valuable skills like problem framing, setting team norms, understanding leadership styles, and methods for translating ideas into tangible action (e.g., research projects, fundraisers, advocacy, new software platforms).
Learn from experts and peers about a major problem facing society you want to be a part of solving
Build skills such as team management, problem solving, and advocacy needed to turn ideas into action
Turn your ideas and learnings into team-based projects that have meaningful impact on society