Empower The Future: Future Leaders Program

Harnessing the power of mentorship to support and encourage local youth in their next steps after high-school!

Future Leaders is a 12-week program for youth in grades 10 to 12. This program will connect youth with positive role models through virtual one-on-one mentorship, provide three in-person workshops to develop skills and share knowledge, and offer youth the opportunity to contribute to their community while gaining work experience in a volunteer placement.

This program is made possible by Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and the United Way of British Columbia.

Are you in grades 10 to 12 and interested in participating in this program?

From June 13 to September 2, post-secondary mentors and high school mentees will communicate over Slack and/or Zoom on a weekly basis depending on time availabilities, complete a volunteer placement with Simon Fraser University, and attend three in-person workshops at City Center Library. Mentees are welcome to share applications for scholarships or post-secondary admission for Mentors to review and provide feedback.

There are only 20 spots! All youth in Metro Vancouver (Surrey, Delta, Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Richmond, etc.) are invited to apply! However, spots will be prioritized for certain groups (BIPOC, newcomers, individuals with disabilities). See details in the application.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Friday, May 27th, 2022

Why you should apply:

  • You will be connected with a positive mentor currently in post-secondary school so you can ask your burning questions about life after high school.
  • You will learn about university and college programs, apply for financial aid, manage your mental health, and develop skills to help you in post-secondary life.
  • You will be given $100 honoraria on completion of this program.
  • You will be given a reference letter describing your contributions to the community during your volunteer placement with Simon Fraser University.
  • You will have the opportunity to apply for an exclusive $250 scholarship.


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  • For partnership, please contact Rachel Nelson or call 778.782.8082