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Club Development – October 2018

Club Officers By now everyone is back to school, the new club officers have taken office, and new recruits are being introduced to the Leaders’ Club family.  As we embark on the new school year; Club Recognition and the transfer of officer leadership are our topics for this issue of the newsletter. In regards [...]

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From the Director’s Porch – October 2019

What a fantastic BRLS 2018 we had this summer!! From an amazing and inspiring opening devotion from the Honor Leaders to the joyful and energetic closing video by our brand new media clinic leaders, it was a week full of memories. Thanks to all that made the week such a success. And now we begin the [...]

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Counselor Update – October 2018

First and foremost I want to give a big GIANT thank you to all of our 2018 BRLS Counselors! The Mountain was better because of their hard work and dedication. Each year counselors are pushed and pulled to balance their personal BRLS experience and that of their group. The selection process has already begun for the 2019 crop [...]


Fitness Update – October 2018

We are now in our second year with our new format of YMCA Blue Ridge Leaders' School Fitness Assessments.  Thanks to a few brilliant Leaders' School Staff members we are able to track the results from the assessments to gain a better understanding of the fitness levels of the leaders coming to the school.  When [...]

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Jordyn Torrens

Hi Y’all!! My name is Jordyn Torrens and I am from the M.E. Lyons YMCA in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born and raised in Cincy, I attend the University of Cincinnati majoring in Microbiology and minoring in French. I hope to become a Physician’s Assistant and specialize in Emergency Medicine for tiny humans. GO BEARCATS!! Being [...]

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Grace Tate

Hi there! I’m Grace Tate, I’m a 5th year on the mountain and I am lucky enough to call the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA my second home. This year I’m a freshman at Johns Hopkins University where I’m running track and cross country and studying neuroscience! I’m also into singing and playing music. Woohoo! People [...]

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Jaxon Lamb

My name is Jaxon Lamb and I am from the Northside Family YMCA in Richmond, Va. I have been involved with the Y for 15 years, starting with swim lesson and camp. I have been in Leaders’ specifically for 7 years. I spent six years with Tuckahoe Family YMCA Leaders’ Club; then switched to [...]

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Staff Application – BRLS 2019

Are you interested in joining the BRLS Staff Team for the 2019 School? We are looking to add to our team of cause-driven volunteers that serve the Mission of Blue Ridge Leaders' School and make a huge impact on teens! Below you will find a link to apply for these positions. Current staff need not [...]