Youth - Get Involved!
YExperienceU (13 to 15 years old)
YExperienceU helps build strong, confident and employable young adults, through unique and empowering experiences. This is for youth looking for a new challenge, to build skills, gain confidence, get work-ready, have brag-worthy adventures and meet cool new people. The program runs once a week between October and May and you can join at any point. Registration now for Fall 2016!
Want to learn to film your own short film? Survive in the wilderness? More details on the program can be found at www.yexperienceu.ca
Check it out! A timeline of the adventures of the last group can be found on the YExperienceU Facebook page.
YMCA Youth Advisory Council (13 to 24 years of age)
The YMCA Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of 20 youth who act as an advisory board to assist the YMCA in planning and programming with youth voice at the forefront. The council is elected to two year terms and elects it’s own members, votes on it’s own governance structure and helps the YMCA make key decision in all areas of it’s operations.
More information on the council can be found on the YMCA of Western Ontario Youth Advisory Council Facebook page.
Teen Night is every Friday at all of our YMCA Health, Fitness and Aquatics branches. All program areas of the Ys are open to ALL youth (members and non-members) to come into the branches at NO COST to hang out with friends, make new friends, play and be themselves.
Visit your local branch in person or on the web to learn more - including special events at certain branches.
Matched Education Savings Program (12-17 years of age)
Financial literacy is a key component of the NEW YMCA Matched Education SavingsProgram. Running in partnership with the United Way of London & Middlesex and Bank of Montreal, the program aims to improve participants’ financial planning skills, optimism about the future, control over their finances and ultimately attend post-secondary education.
Click here for more information.
For more information about youth engagement and how you can get involved, please email Dave Ward.