In 2016, we participated in our first youth travel exchange with the YMCA of Northern BC and travelled to Prince George, British Columbia.
In 2017, a new group of youth visited the YMCA of Greater Halifax, where they built teamwork and collaboration skills, formed new friendships, explored the culture of Nova Scotia.
In 2018, we traveled to Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Our group of youth experienced adventures across the province, visiting Peggy’s Cove, learning about local agriculture and staying in a cabin.
The Young Leaders Initiative (YLI) is a group of staff, volunteers and High School Ambassadors under the age of 30. The YLI is focused on developing and enhancing the youth engagement strategy across not only the Youth Engagement department, but for the YMCA and Halton Region.
For more information on current projects of our Young Leaders Initiative, or to find out how you can get involved, please contact Katherine Dziedzic.