Internal Programs by YLSBC

Workshops and projects

YLSBC offers a three-tier leadership program to members 13 years of age and older. The goal of the program is to: 

  • empowers youth with the ability to identify their vision

  • establish achievable goals

  • lead themselves and others towards success

Members 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. This program is only open to those who receive an invitation from YLSBC

Our 7th Annual 101 is scheduled for May 17-20, 2019 at BCIT Forest Woodlot 0007 in Maple Ridge. Please inquire for details.

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21st Century Skills

YLSBC recognizes the fast-changing landscape for young leaders due to fast-paced technological advancements, and the urgent need for our leaders to acquire 21st Century Skills. It is essential to be equipped to deal with uncertainties and unknown social and work environment. YLSBC believes our young leaders must acquire these skills through a variety of digital programs over K-12 period. In addition to adding practical components to the current programs, YLSBC has partnered with EVERFI to impart digital learning modules, thus preparing them with 21st Century skills. The program is delivered by parent instructors who are professionally versed in the skills we intend to teach.

Youth Leadership Challenge

This is a new event to foster civic engagement among youth scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019. The event is a challenge which consists of three core activities focused on developing teamwork, overcome physical challenges and team engagement in discussing youth related issue and offer solutions. Teams will make a presentation of their proposed solutions to a panel of elected officials who could consider these solutions while making policy that affects our youth. The event is open to anyone BC student in grade 11 and 12. All participants will be honored with awards and recognition.

External Programs Recommended by YLSBC

BC Association of Student Activity Advisors (BCASAA)

As part of their leadership training, members are encouraged to attend annual student leadership conferences organized by the BC Association of Student Activity Advisors (BCASAA).

The BC Student Leadership Conference will be happening again on October 24. Details can be viewed at

YSLBC members have attended the past conferences and will be attending this year as well.

Canadian Student Leadership Association

Members are encouraged to attend the annual conference organized by the Canadian Student Leadership Association (CSLA). 

Members from our organization have attended CSLC 2018 and had a wonderful experience. They were engaged in exciting conference sessions as well as fun activities. Take a look at the videos to gain a better understanding of CSLC in action!

This year’s CSLC will be held at Abbotsford from September 24-28, 2019. Details can be viewed at

Members are also encouraged to participate in the Oriole Youth Adventure Challenge (Oriole YAC) which is a partnership between CSLA and the Royal Navy. Oriole YAC is a 5-day leadership program aboard the HMCS Oriole in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Each year, fifteen youth are selected from across Canada to learn team building and leadership skills often under tough conditions at sea.

YLSBC has also forged a partnership with CSLA to recognize Canadian student leaders in British Columbia. The Canadian Student Leadership Award is the highest recognition CSLA gives to students for exemplary contributions in the area of Student Leadership. 


Civic Leadership

YLSBC also offers other external programs that play a pivotal role in developing civic leadership skills such as being in the PM’s council or participating in programs outside of BC. To know more, please click the link below.

Recently, our youth have attended Encounters with Canada, and Forum.


These programs combine learning with fun and adventure, which makes it a great learning experience! The programs have taught Subbu the importance of team work, discipline, and dedication, which are life lessons that would guide him and lead him throughout.
— Srinivas and Rama, Parents