Youth Leadership Millennium

Empowering youth by helping them develop core leadership skills, integrity, and compassion through experiential learning and mentorship.

Now accepting registrations for 2022

Our program

The Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) is an 8-month program dedicated to helping young people aged 15-30 in areas of personal and leadership development.

Since 1998, we have helped transform the lives of more than 900 graduates.

Focus areas:

  • personal development
  • leadership development
  • community awareness
  • adventure expedition
Youth cooperate in a wilderness adventure learning critical teamwork skills

Who can join

We are a diverse and inclusive program. We encourage youth from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply. 

Our three eligibility criteria are:

  • Anyone between ages of 15 to 30 years
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Reside in Metro Vancouver



“The YLM program has undoubtedly helped me to grow as a person. I learned so many leadership skills and met amazing people.”

A group of youth having fun in a team building activity

Program details

Each year, we organize a series of activities, workshops, and events that are not only fun, but also encourage personal growth, increase participants’ social awareness and physical strength, and facilitate creative and positive change in our community! 

Unique experiences

We take a holistic approach to develop well-rounded leadership. Activities could include:

  • team-based community projects
  • learning the ropes of public speaking
  • outdoor activities such as hiking and camping
  • life skills workshops on communication and conflict resolution
  • volunteer opportunities
  • individualized coaching sessions with a YLM Youth Worker

Due to the pandemic and current health restrictions, program delivery may be adjusted in accordance with the Public Health Order. Contact us directly to register for an online information session.

Youth volunteering their time to clean up the beach

Program outcomes

Upon successful completion of the YLM program, youth participants will receive:

  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) Certificate
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Official Letter of Reference from YLM
Youth in an outdoor setting doing first aid training

Online information sessions

We’d love to see you at one of our scheduled sessions! These are designed to provide prospective participants and parents with a bit more information about what we have in store for the year. This is also the place for you to ask questions and for us to answer them. 

All information sessions are held via Zoom. Please contact us to register for an information session.

Program Registration

We will be hosting four separate YLM groups with different start dates this year. Our first cohort is anticipated to start May, 2022 – Spots are filling up fast!

Our registration process

An eight-month program isn’t a small commitment – we think it’s important for us to learn more about each other and make sure that our goals match with yours! 

After you complete the online registration form, we will contact you to schedule an interview via Zoom.

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Contact Us

Pender Service Centre

28 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1R6