YMCA Youth Transitions Program (YTP) provides support to youth aged 13 to 19. YMCA Youth Advisors meet with youth to help them overcome barriers and support them in reaching their fullest potential.

  How to Adult, is a YTP program designed to assist participants who are considering, transitioning to independent living. This unique program consists of eight sessions and covers topics including, but not limited to: financial literacy, housing, employment, nutrition, preparing for post-secondary education, professional relationships, effective communication and conflict resolution.

This program is geared toward youth aged 17 to 19 and who would like to better prepare themselves for entering the next chapter of their lives. Like all YTP programs and workshops, How to Adult uses a multi-media approach to facilitation, varied and interactive methods to ensure every learner achieves a full grasp of the material.

In addition to receiving eight weeks of instruction, participants attending the How to Adult workshop will have access to a full range of other services provided by YTP including:

One-To-One Support
Youth Advisors are availuable to provide free supportive counselling, community referrals, advocacy services, life-skills workshops and job-search assistance.  

Rec Nights
Rec Nights introduce youth to recreational activities they may not normally get to experience. This free program meets once per week during after-school hours and provides an entertaining and safe place where youth are able to participate in new activities and make friends.

Additional Workshops
YTP offers a wide variety of additional workshops that can help meet the needs of our participants. 


For more information or referrals contact:

Christine Matheson, Youth Internship Program Supervisor
CMatheson@northernalberta.ymca.ca
(780) 969-8819

Bill Rees YMCA
10211 105 Street
Edmonton AB  T5J 1E3


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