Leadership Programs

Youth Council

Youth Council is a formal ‘Board’ of young people that provide representation or a ‘voice’ for youth in our community.

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you have ideas about changes & improvements in our city that can make it a better place for youth? Join the Abbotsford Youth Commission’s Youth Council to meet with other youth, discuss issues and take action.

Information & Training

  • How to be an effective leader
  • Conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation
  • How to listen effectively
  • Public speaking
  • Working with others in groups and teams
  • Learn about youth issues
  • How to advocate for your rights and needs

Opportunities

  • Attend a weekend leadership retreat
  • Attend community meetings and share a your youth perspective on specific issues eg. the need for skateboard parks and other recreational opportunities, drugs & alcohol, violence, racism, drop-in centres, emergency youth shelters, and the list goes on and on

Benefits

  • Become a community leader
  • Learn leadership and employment skills
  • Plan and participate in youth driven projects and special events
  • FREE food at monthly meetings
  • Get a letter of reference from the Youth Commission
  • Meet lots of other youth from your community with similar and differing ideas
  • Tons of opportunities to get your ideas across to others (and really be listened to)

How to Join

  • Fill out the Youth Council Application form and set up a time for an interview at the AYC. Applications are also available at the Abbotsford Youth Commission.
  • Contact the AYC at: info@abbyyouth.com or Phone: 604.854.8785

Youth Council in the Abbotsford News: http://www.abbynews.com/community/226945671.html

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.


Youth Focus

Attend one of our free youth centres and help make it “the place to be”. Talk about issues facing youth in Abbotsford, develop your leadership and team building skills, and have a say in what activities are happening at the youth centre.

Information & Training

  • Learn conflict resolution
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Team building
  • Youth issues

Opportunities

  • Have a say about what happens at AYC programs
  • Help to make the AYC a better place for youth
  • Volunteer at events

Benefits

  • FREE t-shirt
  • Employability skills
  • Be the first to hear about events

How to Join

  • Talk to one of the staff at your Youth Centre and we will get you signed up today
  • Contact the AYC at: info@abbyyouth.com or Phone: 604.854.8785