Clubs applying for Club Recognition should submit the form below NO LATER than June 1, 2019. Prior to submitting the form, please review the Criteria below, which will list all the supporting documentation needed to be uploaded as part of your application. There is an upload button to attach your supporting documentation to the application. If you are uploading multiple documents, make sure to clearly label each document with the Criteria number (as set forth below).

If you are applying for Level I, please upload evidence of all of the following:

1. Written club constitution consistent with the mission and purpose of Blue Ridge Leaders’ School.
2. Written proof of professional staff and/or volunteer oversight by YMCA administration.
3. Written proof of documented training sessions which address improving one’s spirit, mind and body. These shall include (as facilities permit) aquatics, fitness, sports, gymnastics and the theory of YMCA leadership and service.
4. Written proof of 75% of the club membership shall provide a minimum of 24 service hours annually.
5. Written proof of all club members shall pass a written test to attain club membership.

If you are applying for Level II, please upload evidence of all of the following:

1. Written proof of all Level I requirements.
2. Written proof of Club operating with elected and functional officers.
3. Club membership shall review and approve the constitution annually and be documented by written minutes of the meeting.
4. Written proof of 50% of the club membership shall provide a minimum of 100 hours of YMCA volunteer service annually.
5. Written proof of Club participation in Blue Ridge Leaders’ School and one other regional Leaders Club event annually.

If you are applying for Level III, please upload evidence of all of the following:

1. Written proof of all Level II requirements.
2. A written training calendar in which the curriculum includes aquatics, fitness, sports, gymnastics and the theory YMCA leadership and service.
3. Written proof of 75% of the club membership shall provide a minimum of 100 hours of YMCA volunteer service annually.
4. Written proof of that at least one club member participates on a standing YMCA committee or works with some type of ongoing adult group throughout the Leaders Club year.
5. Written proof of the Club participating in the local YMCA annual support campaign and/or raise contributed dollars toward a YMCA scholarship fund.
6. Written proof of the Club conducting a multi-YMCA training event at least once every two years.

If you are applying for Level IV, please upload evidence of all of the following:

1. Written proof of all Level III requirements.
2. Fitness goal benchmarking / progress is tracked and shared by April 10th.
3. Mobile Serve YMCAs are the have their hours entered via Mobile Serve by June 1st. Non Mobile Serve YMCAs are to email data gathered from their YMCA association data collection system by June 1st.
4. Written proof of 100% of the club membership participating in Blue Ridge Leaders’ School shall provide a minimum of 150 hours of YMCA volunteer service annually.

The 2019 Club Recognition Application is now closed.