It’s your future. Make it better and brighter.

Want to expand your horizons or need to get your life back on track? We’re here for you. The Y’s youth support programs are all about empowering young people to be the best they can be regardless of circumstance. You can:

  • Get training and mentorship to help you become a community leader
  • Go on exchange programs to help you experience more of Canada
  • Build self-esteem and gain confidence at Teen Nights
  • Get counselling, support and housing to help you overcome life challenges
  • Attend alternative education programs tailored to your needs

Youth Transition Programs

YOUTH TRANSITION PROGRAMS (YTP)

The YMCA’s YTP is a free service focused on providing support to youth aged 13 – 19 facing barriers in their life that may be related to school, employment, peers, family, housing, addictions, or pregnancy.

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Youth Social Activities

Being a teen isn't always easy! The YMCA offers teen nights, drop-in gatherings and other fun ways to meet other teens and make new friends.

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Youth Leadership

Make friends, learn valuable skills and prepare for the real world with YMCA Youth Leadership opportunities. Have fun with your peers in exciting team-building activities, build your resume by participating in rewarding volunteer opportunities, and more!

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Youth Exchanges Program

ENGAGE | EXCHANGE | EXPLORE

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