So what's the breakdown?
We organized the day-long event inTO 3 uniquE activities, each FOCUSED ON A different set of essential leadership values.
CANADIAN YOUTH NEED MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.
Youth Leadership Challenge (YLC) is a day-long competition, consisting of three core activities focused on building leadership skills. The event is open to all grade 11 and 12 students across BC, and each year, 16-25 youth are accepted for registration into the program. The challenge places youth into groups of 5, who together, compete throughout the day for the YLC Victory Cup. Through the all-day challenge, accepted participants will experience classic leadership-oriented team building activities, physical challenges and our feature event; the community panel presentation. Our goal is simple: create a space that encourages young leaders to understand how to utilize their leadership skills in practical, real-world scenarios. The challenge is also created to help local youth better understand their capability for civic engagement. It's time for young leaders to channel their leadership abilities into productive energy with tangible results!
16 youth 3 ACTIVITIES 1 day
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1 TOPIC. 4 HOURS. 1 VICTOR.
So who's making the important decisions? click here for more information on our community dialogue panel.
OUR MAIN EVENT
At the heart of the YLC is our community panel presentation, a team-based activity focused on building solutions for community issues. Teams of five will have to produce a well thought out presentation representing their solution for a community issue. Each year, our team will select one relevant community topic, based on suggestions from our applicants; collected through our initial application process. The topic selected will serve as a prompt for all participants to build their presentation on. The activity is a way for young leaders to materialize the ideas and opinions they've wanted to share through direct interaction with policymakers from every level of government.
The panel presentation is a space for creativity, conversation, empowerment and action. It values teamwork, originality, feasibility and communication. To help better visualize measurable outcomes from their efforts, our community dialogue panel, including policy makers and politicians, will be asked to share progress on the implementation of the winning team's suggestions. More than anything, the activity is a space for essential conversations on relevant social issues; our attempt to create a new channel of dialogue for youth-driven change.
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4 INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT LEVELS. 3 HOURS.
A TEST OF PHYSICAL RESILIENCE AND TEAM-WORKING CAPABILITIES
Participants will be involved in physical competitions at WildPlay Adventure Park, a segment of the day dedicated to helping participants build their core leadership skills through navigating the physical and mental constraints of the challenge. You'll be judged on your ability to focus on team spirit and cooperate with fellow team members.
WAIT, THERE'S ONE MORE ACTIVITY!
3 ELEMENTS. 1 HOUR. 4 NEW TEAM MATES.
NOT YOUR USUAL ICE BREAKERS
Getting to know new people isn't always an easy process. Getting to know the 4 other people you'll be spending the day with can seem even more daunting. We scrapped the usual suspect ice-breakers for a series of starter games and activities aimed at building trust and communication between our participants. Get to know the individuals you'll be working with for the rest of the day and focus on bettering your camaraderie within your team before the day's big team-based challenges.