YMCA Leadership Programs provide a safe place for children and youth to develop team work, communication, creativity, and gain a deeper understanding for the Oakville community. Participants will work together to create and implement community building opportunities with the support of their mentors, while having fun and gaining new friends.

Just the Guys

10-13 yrs

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 instructors that are just like them – guys!

SESSIONDAYTIMEMEMBERNON-MEMBERREGISTRATION
Fall session information coming soon

 

School Based Programs

We are proud to partner with the following school locations to offer Just the Guys to their school communities:

Abbey Lane Public Elementary School, St. James Catholic Elementary School, St. John Catholic Elementary School

Just the Guys Leaders

13-16 yrs

Our Just the Guys Leaders program digs deeper into issues that matter most to boys. Community building out-trips are planned based on the interest of participants to give them an opportunity to take on a leadership role in their community.

SESSIONDAYTIMEMEMBERNON-MEMBERREGISTRATION
Fall session information coming soon
Together as Girls

10-13 yrs

Be strong! Be courageous! Be you! Join TAG and meet some amazing girls and mentors. Together we can talk about things that matter to you. We’ll explore topics such as body image, healthy eating, peer pressure, stress management and much more.

SESSIONDAYTIMEMEMBERNON-MEMBERREGISTRATION
FallSaturdays
(Oct 13-Dec 15)
6:30 - 9:00 pmFREEFREERegister Online

 

School Based Programs

We are proud to partner with the following school locations to offer Together as Girls & Together as Girls Leaders to their school communities:

Abbey Lane Public Elementary School, St. Michael Catholic Elementary School, St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School. For more information about school-based leadership programs please contact Florencia Leal at florenciale@oakville.ymca.ca or 905-845-5597 ext. 332.

[/su_column]

In partnership with:                                  

otfhorizcolour

[/su_row]

 Thank you to Bonnie and Terry Jackson for their generous $5,000 gift to support the Together as Girls program in 2016. Their donation will help to further enhance the program as well as the overall experience for both participants and those looking to become young leaders in the community.  The Jacksons have been long time ambassadors, advocates and donors to the YMCA of Oakville and in particular the Together as Girls program, and we are grateful for their support.

Together as Girls Leaders

13-16 yrs

Do you want to develop strong friendships with girls your age? Do you want a place where you can be yourself? Do you want a place where you can develop your leadership skills and make a difference? Our TAG Leaders program digs deeper into issues that matter most to girls, and gives girls the opportunity to take on leadership opportunities in our community.  Its GIRLS ONLY, and you get the entire facility to yourself at this after hours YMCA program.

SESSIONDAYTIMEMEMBERNON-MEMBERREGISTRATION
FallSaturdays
(Oct 13-Dec 15)
6:30 - 9:00 pmFREEFREERegister Online

 

Newcomer Youth Leadership Development

 14-18 yrs

Build confidence, leadership skills and friendships in this 10-week course. Designed to help young newcomers develop life & leadership skills, participants will explore a variety of career options, have assistance writing resumes & applications, and get involved in our community. Participants will also receive a 3-month membership for the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA.

SESSIONDAYTIMEMEMBERNON-MEMBERREGISTRATION
Fall session information coming soon

In partnership with:

otfhorizcolour

hmc_connections-logo                              

Newcomer Youth Outreach Council

14-18 yrs

Enhance your leadership skills, and make a difference in your community! This program is designed for individuals who have completed Newcomer Youth Leadership Development to use their leadership and team work skills to make a positive difference in the Oakville community, take ownership of the ways they impact the community, and earn volunteer hours!

SESSIONDAYTIMEMEMBERNON-MEMBERREGISTRATION
Fall session information coming soon

In partnership with:

otfhorizcolour

hmc_connections-logo