Youth Leadership Millennium

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

Now accepting registrations for YLM 2023-2024.

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 about 1000 graduates.

Focus areas:

• Personal development
• Leadership development
• Community awareness
• Adventure expedition
• Mental health and wellbeing

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, permanent residents or claimed refugees
  • Reside in Metro Vancouver

“Through fun activities and projects, I made friends with my peers and see them beyond YLM. I am grateful for what YLM has given me. I think that many young residents or citizens of Canada should know about YLM!”

“YLM feels like a new page and new beginnings, where I can build a sense of community.”

“YLM is a place of unity, where people of all cultures can connect.”

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 at YLM. Activities may include:

• Team-based community projects
• Learning the ropes of public speaking
• Outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking
• Life skills workshops on communication and conflict resolution
• Volunteer opportunities and projects
• Individualized coaching sessions with a YLM Youth Worker

YLM runs as a hybrid program with both online and in-person programming. Contact us directly to register for an online information session.

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

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 June, 2023 – spots are filling up fast so be sure to register ASAP!

Our registration process

An 8-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