Be the change you wish to see in the world - join the YMCA Youth Peace Network!
The purpose of the YMCA Youth Peace Network (YPN) is to build peace locally and globally by training youth leaders in intercultural communication, children's rights, global education, developing leadership skills and fostering regional and international networks. This is based on a belief in the empowerment of youth and children, and of their capacity to create change.
|YPN participants are:|
|·||Volunteers, staff or members from a YMCA outside of Canada.|
|·||Committed to creating a more peaceful and just world.|
|·||Motivated, responsible and adaptable.|
|·||Interested in developing their character and leadership skills.|
|·||Experienced in working with children, youth or community groups.|
|·||Between 19 and 30 years of age.|
|·||Able to understand and speak English (no translation is provided during the program).|
|This multinational program takes place over three months in Vancouver and at YMCA Camp Elphinstone on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Taking part in training workshops and volunteering at YMCA summer camps, participants build skills in:|
|·||Appreciation of diversity.|
|·||Conflict resolution and prevention.|
|·||Facilitation and popular education.|
|·||Working with youth and children (participants volunteer and live with children at YMCA Camp Elphinstone for 7 weeks of the program).|
All participants are expected to apply their learning within their own YMCA and home communities by developing a concrete action plan for use upon return to their respective countries. Exchange is a significant part of the YPN program. By sharing traditions, arts and information about the development challenges of their own communities and societies, YPN participants help Canadian youth and families better understand the world and become more effective global citizens.
The sponsor of this intensive training program is covered by the YMCA of Greater Vancouver, with support from CIDA and the YMCA Endowment Fund.
To participate please complete and submit the 2013 YPN Application form.
|For more information, please contact:
YMCA Youth Peace Network
Mulalo Lawrence Sadike at 604-673-6151
955 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y2
E-Mail: internationaldevelopment at vanymca.org
This project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the YMCA Endowment Fund.