FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2017
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to Provide Youth Leadership Program in Vancouver and Tri-cities
Vancouver – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) program, now in its 19th year of operation, is accepting applications from prospective youth from ages 14 to 24. The program helps young people from various cultural backgrounds develop leadership roles, both in life and in the community, provide them with a wide palette of unique experiences and opportunities such as travel expeditions and creative community initiatives.
In addition to the 7-month full program in Vancouver, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. will provide a shorter version (3 months) of this annual program in the Tri-cities area for the first time.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. YLM’s vision, with its focus on personal and leadership development, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award adventure expedition, community involvement and mutual learning amongst young people, makes the program one of the most positive and competitive youth programs in Metro Vancouver.
This year, YLM promises to provide youth with an unforgettable learning experience that lasts a lifetime and provides them the skills to tackle future endeavours like career planning and university education.
In addition to working towards the internationally recognized Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award, by completing all the requirements of the seven-month program, participants will also receive the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Leadership Millennium Certificate of Completion, and the St. John Ambulance First Aid Certificate. More information is available at www.successylm.org.
A mandatory information session, recommended for both parents and youth, is scheduled as follows:
Date/Time: Wed., June 7, 2017 @ 6:00-7:00pm OR Thurs., June 8, 2017 @ 6:00-7:00pm
Venue: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre, 28 West Pender Street,
For inquiry and registration
Contact: Aliya Hirji, YLM Program Coordinator
Tel: 604-408-7274 ext. 2154
Testimonial from S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Leadership Millennium alumni
Gordon Lin, a Bronze and Silver graduate
“Through Toastmasters and group projects, I was able to improve my communication skills, and the adventure expedition really allowed me to see my own potential and to recognize my limits, both physically and mentally.”
Jessica Yeung, YLM alumnae and former Co-Chair of YLM Council
“In the course of seven short months, I went from being a shy girl who dreaded the thought of exercising, to somebody that wasn’t afraid to speak in front of crowds or to trek up a mountain with a 30-pound backpack. Along the way, I met many new friends and tried many new things. It was my mom who encouraged me to join the program, but the unforgettable experiences I had were what made me want to continue my contribution as a volunteer even after the program ended.”
Karie Lee, the mother of 2 Bronze graduates
“This program effectively stimulates youths’ personal potential to constructively contribute to society. I was amazed to see my two children develop their problem solving skills, independence and professionalism in merely seven months. YLM offers a unique and rewarding experience that I really think would be difficult to find elsewhere.”
Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social service agencies in British Columbia. It is a non-partisan and non-profit charitable organization providing services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counseling, business and economic development, seniors care, housing and community development. For more details, please visit: www.success.bc.ca
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