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Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

To our future leaders:

We are excited to reintroduce our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) for the 2023/2024 year. All YMCA youth leaders, volunteers and staff between the ages of 16 and 17 years of age are invited to apply for a position on the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka’s Youth Advisory Council. Youth Leaders from the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka have been furthering their leadership development through international experiences for almost two decades and have been providing direct input to our Board of Directors since 2012. This initiative is a key priority in our YMCA’s Strategic Plan and our commitment to “Strengthen the legacy of our Y for future generations”.

The Youth Advisory Council members will…

  • Develop and build their leadership skills and self-awareness.
  • Provide direct input and advice to our Board of Directors and Senior Staff.
  • Represent our YMCA on an international service learning experience.
  • Act as an ambassador for the YMCA in their community.

The Youth Advisory Council focuses on preparing a new generation of YMCA leaders who are ready and able to connect to people, organizations and opportunities that advance the YMCA’s vision, mission, and values. The program’s overall goal is to develop leaders who can help create inclusive communities that support the development and well-being for everyone.

CLICK HERE for more information and program details.

Youth Advisory Committee

Hear the benefits from participants of our Youth Advisory Council.

Alannah, Youth Advisory Member

Alannah’s trip with the Youth Advisory Council gave her perspective.

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