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.

SKY High is a two-week long summer YTP program, aimed at fostering resiliency, leadership and community connection in Edmonton. SKY High takes place Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:30pm with an overnight camping trip on the last three days.

During SKY High, youth will participate in workshops exploring topics such as: healthy relationships, healthy lifestyle, self-esteem, social media awareness, employment and educational goals, communication, and team work. Life skill topics are paired with engaging recreation and outdoor pursuit activities which may include hiking, paddle boarding, swimming, orienteering, rope courses, canoeing and camping.

This workshop is geared towards youth between 13–19 years of age, who would like to strengthen their existing skill set while meeting new people in a supportive environment. Due to the limited number of spots within SKY High, all youth interested in SKY High are required to complete and submit a SKY High application package with a general information form, nomination form and behaviour agreement. Application packages are reviewed and successful particpants are notified

Like all YTP programs and workshops, Urban Life Skills uses a multi-media approach to facilitation, using varied and interactive methods to ensure every learner achieves a full grasp of the material.

Download the YTP SKY High Participant Registration Form

In addition to the two week program, participants attending SKY High have access to a range of other YTP services including:

One-To-One Support
Youth Advisors are available 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:

Alessandro Bilotta
Email: Alessandro.Bilotta@northernalberta.ymca.ca 
Phone: (587) 920-6168

Bill Rees YMCA
10211 105 Street
Edmonton AB  T5J 1E3


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