Meet Our Youth Development Team

We are proud of the Youth Development team and their dedication to providing safe, fun, and quality Y experiences and program opportunities for children, teens, and families. We invite you to get to know them. They welcome the opportunity to talk with you about the Y, please feel free to contact them anytime!


Micki Klemencic
Youth Sports Director
436 9551
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Jill Lavarda
Community Development Director/21C Director
Downtown YMCA
436 9526
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Heidi Marquardt
Youth Development Director
Broadview & East Side YMCA
436 1243
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Kathleen McKee
Youth Development Associate Executive
436 9513
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Youth Development Director
Downtown & West Side YMCA
436 9656


Our Youth Development Staff

In addition to our full time Youth Development team, the Y is proud to have a dedicated and talented team of Y staff who fulfill the roles of program coordinators, youth program instructors, youth sports site commissioners, Y Night/Klub staff and after school program staff. They are carefully screened, interviewed and background checked and go through training to lead our programs. Our Youth Development staff are selected based upon their experience working with kids and their demonstrated dedication to being positive role models and providing our kids, teens and family participants with a fun, safe and meaningful experience.