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2019 BRLS Sunday Devotion – Great Bridge Hickory YMCA



2019 Opening Devotion


Devotions, Opening/Closing Ceremonies||

Counselor Update – Spring 2019

We are thrilled to that the counselor selection process is complete and work has begun to prepare for the 2019 School! This is in the form of weekly assignments containing anything from articles to TED Talks to Redwoods Trainings will be used to fill their toolboxes and ensure everyone has a great week on the [...]


Club Recognition Update – Spring 2019

Much like the evolution of registration this year, the Club Recognition process has been positively impacted by the hard work of our website design team. Club recognition paperwork can be up uploaded in the same manner as registration did in March;https://ymcabrls.org/registration/ Thank you to the Clubs that are applying for Level Four recognition by [...]

Club Development|

Registration Update – Spring 2019

As Greg mentioned the School filled faster than ever before. We have a long wait list that we are working to move teens off of as space is available through drops. If you have anyone from your Club that has had a change and no longer is able to attend please contact me ASAP. We [...]

News, Registration 2018|

From the Director’s Porch – Spring 2019

Is it really May?? It’s hard to believe that in a few weeks we will all assembly on the mountain for BRLS 2019! It is even harder to believe that Tiger Woods is our Masters Champion….but more on that in June. The school moved into the digital age since our last newsletter and I [...]

From the Director's Porch|

Fitness Update – March 2019

A few years ago when we adjusted the Fitness Assessment to focus on meeting Leaders where they are and to encourage continued improvement year over year, it was a significant change. We were hopeful that this approach would encourage Leaders and Advisors to take a positive approach to healthier living and to strive to be [...]


Club Development – March 2019

Rallies! A huge shout out to the clubs and associations that have hosted rallies and multi-club training sessions since we last gathered on the mountain in June. Thank you for all the hard work and planning that goes into hosting such events. The Spring Rally season is upon us now and there are a [...]

Club Development|

From the Director’s Porch – March 2019

March already?? I don’t know about you but the SLT is really excited for this year’s BRLS. And with the amazing new online registration process under way we continue to listen to the clubs and try to make Leaders' School better every year. And with so many Leaders getting better every year, it’s only natural [...]

From the Director's Porch|

Counselor Update – Winter 2018/19

Being a counselor is about learning skills, developing character and making friends while leading peers to do the same.  It is a wonderful opportunity for growth while at the same time challenging both mentally and physically. This year 200 teens have applied for approximately 80 counselor positions. The counselor selection process works to find qualified and dedicated teens to [...]