The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a non-competitive program in which participants set and achieve personal goals for community service, skills, fitness and adventure.To date over 500,000 youth from Canada and over 7 million youth in 130 countries have been motivated to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities. It is open to all young Canadians age 14 yrs to 24 yrs old.
Youth 101-301 Leadership Program
YLSBC offers a three-year leadership program to members 13 years of age and older. The goal of the program is to empower youth with the ability to identify their vision, establish achievable goals and lead themselves and others towards success. Participants are provided opportunities to attend workshops and monthly sessions. In order to graduate from the program, they are required to complete and present their community service project.
Youth Public Speaking Program
Through it's Public Speaking Program, YLSBC empower youth (12 years old age and older) with the ability to become articulate and confident in expressing their ideas. The bi-weekly sessions prepare members for an open public speaking contest where the winning contestants receive bursaries and numerous awards for their post-secondary education.
Youth To Youth Talks
Our youth participants join our spaces for conversation and workshops from young professional who share their experience and provide guidance. This program is open to high school students interested in planning for their futures.
YLSBC believes that society flourishes when its members contribute to it selflessly and with passion. It is not the cause or reason for service but the intent behind it that is important. YLSBC has partnered with organizations including ME TO WE, Hope for Freedom Society, and the Amateur Radio and Emergency Prep group. Youth participants help contribute to causes that matter to them, all while gaining valuable experience and impacting their communities.
Other Youth Programs
YLSBC offers an array of other programs, including facilitating Model United Nations meetings, supporting youth for BC Youth Parliament and sending youth to provincial and national leadership conferences.