Youth Leadership Development - YMCA of Three Rivers Waterloo Region

Youth Leadership Development

Youth Sitting Learning Together

Who is this Program for?

Any youth looking to develop & enhance your leadership skills, find volunteer opportunities and to be an incredible young leader in our community!

Improve your communication skills, learn how to be an advocate, make new connections,  take in new opportunities with local young experts & so much more in an engaging and inclusive environment.

Sessions are 10 weeks in length and open to youth age 13+ 


What Do We Learn?

 Below is a list of the topics covered in our last three sessions.  There are some unique topics offered in each session to compliment the needs and interests of the youth in each session.  We want to help you reach your goals in your own development, wherever you are at.  Complete your volunteer hours, try a new skill, make new friends, build your resume, manage your finances  - all growth opportunities we'd love to support you in!

Program Layout

Help to Shape our Program
We like to adjust and align our program to the needs of the youth who are represented. Share your ideas, opinions and concerns to ensure program is the best it can be for you and the next cohort of leaders.

What is the Impact of Program?

Hear from Adam, a Program Participant 
I feel like a better leader after this program.  I led an activity by myself, learned more about my strengths, and also learned more on how to be a leader. I hope to use this experience in the future! “

We've hosted 3 sessions of program to 72 youth in a mix of online and in person.

  • 94% said they increased their confidence 
  • 94% said they understood the different ways they can lead 
  • 100% said they have grown in their communication skills 
  • 94% said they understand the importance of giving back to their community 
  • 92% know how they will complete their 40 hours of community service 
  • 82% said they have made new friendships
  • 100% said their leaders are good mentors
  • 71% said they have grown in their understanding of mental health and wellbeing; while 22% said  
           they have somewhat grown in this area 
  • 84% said they have more resources they can access in their communities


 How Can I Register?

Connect with our youth staff team by sending an email!


Development of this program would not have been possible without the generosity of Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation.

Thank-You KWCF