YOUTH TRANSITION PROGRAM (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.

Turn to YTP if you:

  • need a non-judgemental person to talk to and provide you with support
  • want to learn more about community support services available to you
  • want to meet new friends and participate in fun activities
  • need assistance finding a place to stay when things with family, friends, or that special someone aren’t working the way you hoped
  • want to find a part-time, full-time or summer job, or need help building a résumé

Accessing YTP Services

Participants are paired with a youth advisor to complete an intake questionnaire that helps to identify the areas in the participant’s life that need support. Once completed, youth are able to utilize one-to-one support and/or participate in several of our other program groups.

Group Presentations

Our youth advisors are able to provide free in-depth information to groups of youth at schools, group homes, libraries or agencies. Our presentations focus on issues and information that affect youth in their transition into adulthood. These presentations can be on a topic of the group’s choice such as healthy relationships, self-esteem, anger management, bullying, etc.

YTP One-To-One Support

When youth first begin the program, they will work with their youth advisor and complete the intake process. Youth will then meet with their Advisor on an ongoing basis and create a plan to move the participant’s life in a positive direction. Most importantly, youth advisors are available when participants just need someone to talk to. Youth advisors are able to provide free supportive counselling, community referrals, advocacy services, life-skills workshops and job-search assistance.

YTP Outreach

All aspects of the Youth Transitions Program are available in the community for individuals and groups to access at no charge. Often we find that transportation to our downtown location can be an issue. Our youth advisors are flexible enough to meet youth at a public location close to your home, school or work.  Additionally, Youth Transitions Program offers one-to-one support and programming in various schools, community agencies and YMCA Family Branches.

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 Transition Program (YTP)

YMCA Youth Transition Program (YTP) offers youth a safe, supportive, non-judgmental community to learn about available community services, meet new friends, participate in fun activities, find a place to stay when needed, find a job, or get help building a résumé. Accessing YTP Services Participants are paired with a youth advisor to complete an intake questionnaire that helps identify the areas...

YTP - How To Adult

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...

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

YTP - Rec Nights

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. Rec Nights is a YTP program for youth who are already engaged in YTP. The program introduces youth to a variety of recreational and leisure activities they may not normally get to experience. Rec...

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

YTP - Sky High

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...

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

YTP - Urban Life Skills

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. Urban Life Skills, is a YTP workshop designed to assist participants who are struggling to make changes while still attending school, work or a day program. This unique program consists of eight...

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

YTP - Leadership

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. Leadership is a YTP program that brings together youth interested in meeting new people and developing leadership skills. Participants assist in the planning of the Rec Nights program and fundraising...

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

YTP - Anger Management

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. Anger Management is a YTP one-to-one workshop that examines various strategies and techniques for recognizing and managing anger. Throughout the eight weeks, participants go through the stages of the...

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



Turn to YTP if you:

  • need a non-judgemental person to talk to and provide you with support
  • want to learn more about community support services available to you
  • want to meet new friends and participate in fun activities
  • need assistance finding a place to stay when things with family, friends, or that special someone aren’t working the way you hoped
  • want to find a part-time, full-time or summer job, or need help building a résumé

Accessing YTP Services

Participants are paired with a youth advisor to complete an intake questionnaire that helps to identify the areas in the participant’s life that need support. Once completed, youth are able to utilize one-to-one support and/or participate in several of our other program groups.

Group Presentations

Our youth advisors are able to provide free in-depth information to groups of youth at schools, group homes, libraries or agencies. Our presentations focus on issues and information that affect youth in their transition into adulthood. These presentations can be on a topic of the group’s choice such as healthy relationships, self-esteem, anger management, bullying, etc.

YTP One-To-One Support

When youth first begin the program, they will work with their youth advisor and complete the intake process. Youth will then meet with their Advisor on an ongoing basis and create a plan to move the participant’s life in a positive direction. Most importantly, youth advisors are available when participants just need someone to talk to. Youth advisors are able to provide free supportive counselling, community referrals, advocacy services, life-skills workshops and job-search assistance.

YTP Outreach

All aspects of the Youth Transitions Program are available in the community for individuals and groups to access at no charge. Often we find that transportation to our downtown location can be an issue. Our youth advisors are flexible enough to meet youth at a public location close to your home, school or work.  Additionally, Youth Transitions Program offers one-to-one support and programming in various schools, community agencies and YMCA Family Branches.


How to reach us

For general information or referrals contact a youth advisor at:

Bill Rees YMCA
10211 105 Street
Edmonton AB  T5J 1E3
p. 780 429-9622
f. 780 425-9380

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