Youth Supports

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

  • Denim & Diamonds Gala in support of YMCA Strong Kids
    Denim & Diamonds

    Join us on April 23, 2016 for a night to remember at the YMCA “Denim and Diamonds” in support of children and youth living with risk factors in Grande Prairie. 

  • Girl playing at YMCA Healthy Kids Day.
    YMCA Healthy Kids Day

    Join us from 12-3 pm on Sunday, May 28 for sports, games, vendors, prizes & more at YMCA Health Kids Day! All 100% FREE! Come out and meet members of our staff and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon. 

  • Man speaking with family about housing supports.
    Housing Support - Grande Prairie

    The YMCA offers a variety of programs aimed at strengthening the foundations of community, from outreach programs to housing support services. For more information, check out our community programs and housing initiatives guide.

  • Youth at computers during the YMCA BTG program.
    Bridging the Gap - BTG

    Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a 16-week paid employment readiness program for youth between the ages of 15-30 years. During the 16 weeks we covering career planning, job search skills, resumes and cover letters, life skills, computer training, financial literacy, stress management, job shadowing, personal development, WHMIS and First Aid & CPR certifications. In addition, each participant will receive a 3 month YMCA membership pass.