Youth Programs

 YMCA Mindfulness Groups

These Groups are for youth ages 18-30 who experience stress and anxiety who need help learning how to cope.


It's a free 7 week program, Tuesday evenings 5-7:30pm
Includes an all inclusive fitness and aquatics membership for the duration of the program.

Info sessions are available.

To learn more, or to register, call  250-319-6648 or email 

 Transitions Youth Employment Program

Program Highlights:
  • Learning up-to-date job search techniques
  • Developing strategies to secure and maintain employment
  • Approaching employers with confidence
  • First Aid level 1 certificate & Food Safe level 1


  • 4 weeks of group training while receiving an hourly wage
  • 6 weeks of paid work experience with coaching and support
  • Up to 180 hours of wage reimbursement to an employer as a hiring incentive


  • ages 16-30
  • not a full time student
  • non EI recipient


Contact: or phone 250-318-0597

 Jobs in Demand

 Looking for youth (up to age 29) interested in a career in:

  • Social Services: Working with Children OR
  • Tourism / Hospitality / Retail

Program length:  7 weeks; Mon-Thurs 9:00am - 3:00pm


Certificates:  First Aid, WHIMIS, Safe Talk, Superhost, Naloxone, Goal Setting, Personality Dimensions, NVCI, Food Safe, Serving it Right, Responsible Adult (18+)


  • Security Training (2 groups)

Program length:  7 weeks starting April 8/19


     First group: 8:30am-12pm

                   Accepting 10 students, 18-24 years of age 

     Second group:  12:30pm-4pm

                   Accepting 10 students, 24-29 years of age


If interested, please ask a Street School staff member OR go to OR call Open Door Group at 250-377-3670


  • Adventure Tourism

Program length: 6 week employment program for ages 15-29


A fun-filled program with hands-on learning from industry employers


Students can expect to gain employment in restaurants, campgrounds, hotels, festivals, at Sun Peaks, and MUCH MORE


We will be doing LOTS of offsite tours such as: Tourism Centre, Canoe ride, Indigenous Story Telling, Meet a Conservation Officer and Hotel Tours.


Certificates: SUPERHOST Service, Food Safe, Serving it Right, Wilderness and Remote First Aid, Wilderness and Bear Awareness, Pleasure Craft Operating Course, Safe Talk, Indigenous Awareness, WHMIS, Naloxone Training, Wood Tick Safety and more.


If interested, please ask a Street School staff member OR go to OR call Open Door Group at 250-377-3670

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