Youth Engagement

//Youth Engagement
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Young Leaders Initiative

The YMCA is committed to developing programming that is inspired by youth for youth. Our Young Leaders Initiative is a group of YMCA volunteers, ages 17-30, who have been working together since January 2015 to advise & develop programming for youth in Oakville. They have been the driving force behind our Youth Travel & Exchange [...]

September 29th, 2016|Youth Engagement|

Just the Guys

Do you need a place to just hang out, play games, and be a guy? Just the Guys is a program that is inspired by guys, lead by guys, and ONLY FOR GUYS. Participants will have an opportunity to play sports & games, develop new friendships, and explore topics that matter most to boys with [...]

June 14th, 2016|Youth Leadership Programs|

Youth Travel Exchange Program

"This exchange is a great opportunity to meet new people, form new bonds, explore a new environment, discover a different culture and see the other side of Canada. 100% would do it again." - 2016 Program Participant   History of YMCA of Oakville Youth Travel Exchange In 2016, we participated in our first youth travel [...]

January 11th, 2016|Youth Engagement|

Newcomer Youth Outreach Council

14-18 years Enhance your leadership skills, and make a difference in your community! This program is designed for individuals who have completed the Newcomer Youth Leadership program to use their leadership and team work skills to make a positive difference in the Oakville community, take ownership of the ways you impact the community, and earn [...]

January 5th, 2016|Youth Leadership Programs|