YMCA Youth Leadership Development Program

The Youth Leadership Development (YLD) Program gives youth ages 10-18 a chance to grow as individuals and learn what it means to be a leader in their community. Youth explore relevant issues in today’s society in a safe and fun environment while building positive relationships and preparing for their future.

The workshops are delivered by YMCA staff/volunteers and SFU volunteers at the SFU CEC located at the City Centre Library (10350 University Drive, Surrey BC) in room 401 from 6:30pm-8:30pm every Thursday starting in October and running until June.


Sample schedule:


  • Check In
  • Useless fact of the day
  • Relevant current event


  • Activity, game, or activity
  • Discussion of activity, game, or activity


  • Break


  • Activity game, activity, discussion


  • Debrief the evening
  • Announcements


For more information about the Youth Leadership Development Program, visit https://gv.ymca.ca/Programs/Youth-Leadership-Development

For SFU students interested in volunteering with this program, please send an email to tdulku@sfu.ca with a brief summary of yourself: name, program, any relevant previous experience or training and your expected availability. You will be required to be available for a quick pre-screening interview by phone at a time that is convenient for you.

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Ways to get involved

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  • For partnership, please contact Trisha Dulku or call 604-715-6457