Youth Advisory Council
Youth Leaders from the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka have been travelling worldwide for over a decade now. These experiences have provided young people just like you with memories, skills and stories that will stay with them throughout their lives. This could be your year to begin an experience that will enrich your life and allow you the opportunity to meet some incredible people and learn some amazing new things. If you will be in grade 10 or 11 this school year, you are invited to apply. Please speak to your leadership facilitator for more information.
Youth Leadership Programs
The YMCA Youth Leadership program is an exciting, engaging program for youth grades 6 through 12. The program encourages youth to embrace and demonstrate the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, inclusiveness, respect and responsibility in everyday decisions and actions. Youth will gain teambuilding, communication, problem solving skills and much more. Youth will learn the importance of civic engagement through fundraising and volunteer experiences. The program includes the opportunity to participate in two retreats, one in the fall at YMCA Geneva Park and one in the spring at YMCA Camp Kitchikewana.
**Seasonal off-site leadership programs may be available. Ask your staff leader for details.
• Junior Leaders: Grades 6, 7, & 8
• Intermediate Leaders: Grades 9 & 10
• Advanced Leaders: Grades 11 & 12
This program provides youth with the knowledge and guidance to comfortably and safely use the YMCA Wellness Centre. A YMCA Wellness Coach will review safe equipment use and help set up a fitness program
• Level 1: Cardio Training
• Level 2: Strength Training
• Level 3: Advanced Strength Training (optional)