Our youth leadership programs provide experiential learning experiences for youth to develop their personal leadership qualities through teamwork, community action, outdoor adventure, and helping others. We currently offer the following programs for youth:
Skills2Action is for Nova Scotians, aged 14-17, interested in taking action to make positive change in their community. Participants spend 3 days together to develop their skills to make a positive change through action projects related to their passions.
S2A occurs three times a year, and youth can participate in one, two or all three weekends to support their project and skill development. Within a supportive environment, youth learn about personal leadership and community involvement, and are given tools to conduct their own community development projects. Youth leave Skills2Action energized, enthusiastic, and with a plan to use their skills and ideas to make a difference in their communities.
Taking the Lead is a leadership project for girls to support them to do community service learning projects that address the challenges and barriers that girls and young women face. This multi-month-long program includes team- and skill-building, personal asset-mapping and community asset-mapping.