The Youth Leadership Academy is a multi-faceted program that contains sessional youth leadership development programs, with mentorship services (both 1:1 matches and small group mentoring through a referral). It is free to join, open to all, and is designed for youth 10-16.
Through the Youth Leadership Academy, youth have a chance to test their personal limits, challenge themselves, and ‘level up’ while in a supportive community. After completing a session of Leadership programming, youth will be provided with a certificate and recognition for their engagement.
Fall 2022’s Program theme is centered on the leadership concept of ‘Uniquely You’. We will draw on the individual strengths and interests of participants providing them with the tools to embrace their unique selves. Participants will work on self-expression & confidence building through art, physical activities, community presentations, excursions and more.
The Youth Leadership Academy creates a safe space for participants and develops a greater sense of belonging amongst the group. This program will encourage youth to try mini personal experiments, to discover new learnings and push young people further on their path of growth and development. Natural curiosity will be guiding our groups throughout the program. Although we don’t know quite where we will go, we are looking forward to the journey and innovation that we will be experiencing together.
Interested in being involved?
Either fill out the form below or contact the YMCA’s Front Desk at 306-757-9622