Since 1884, the YMCA has been training leaders of the future. YMCA Youth Leaders Corps programs are designed to help participants build skills that they can use for a lifetime! Leadership programming at the YMCA aims to provide a sense of responsibility and well-being to youth between grades 4- 12. Through fun activities, youth become more involved in community initiatives, work on leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, and develop a sense of personal responsibility through the YMCA’s Core Values of respect, responsibility, caring, honesty and inclusiveness.
Leadership groups are divided into appropriate ages in order to ensure quality programming for your child:
Girls Growing Strong & Young Adventurers Club - Grades 4-6
Leaders-In-Training (LIT) - Grades 7-9
Leaders - Grades 10-12
Also, the YMCA provides Aboriginal Leadership programming through our Tomorrow’s Y’s Leaders (TYL) Corps (click for brochure) program. Youth ages 12-18 participate in cultural, leadership, social, and personal development activities to encourage youth to broaden their interests and to make healthy, positive life choices. These skill building techniques and traditional teachings are essential to engage and empower youth, which serve as the foundation to learning and life achievement.
For more information, download the Leaders Program Brochure or contact Alex Rhead at 757-9622 ext. 244 for the DT YMCA or Karlie Jaques at 757-9622 ext. 336 for the NW YMCA.