L.E.A.D. (Lead, Explore, And Develop) is a 5-week program where youth take on planning and implementing a BC Youth Week event for the first week of May.

With fun team-building games and activities, LEAD members will build self-confidence, create positive life skills and develop a sense of responsibility to the community. LEAD is a stepping stone into our Youth Council group, a high-level leadership program (grades 10 - 12)

For grades: 9-12

This program is the perfect way to gain new skills, make new friends, and have a blast while doing it! So why wait? Sign up today and unlease your leadership potential!

A certificate will be provided upon completion!


LEAD 2024

Dates of sessions: Thursdays, April 4 - May 7, 2024 (with some other optional sessions too)

Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Cost: $50 

For grades: 9-12 (ages 14 - 18)

**Financial assistance is available for families who can't afford the registration cost

Register here!!


LEAD members will expect to learn:

  • Leadership skills
  • Team building skills
  • Communication
  • How to plan, prepare and run a special event



  • Meet youth with similar interests
  • Build new skills
  • Participate in your community
  • Earn volunteer hours
  • Opportunity to use the AYC as a reference
  • Group meetings once a month
  • Potential for more volunteer hours assisting with fundraising events through the AYC as well as other community events


The Abbotsford Youth Commission would like to thank the Ted Rogers Community Grants Fund for their generous support of our LEAD Program