Youth Leadership Program
You can't get to your destination if you don't start off going in the right direction. The Youth Leadership Diploma Program gets youth going the right way and is designed to nurture youth and help them learn to be caring, helpful, empathic, and full of life.
the youth leadership diploma program
IMPORTANT INFORMATION for Parents and Caregivers of 2013 Participants.
Download the Youth Leadership Diploma Program Brochure Here
The 2013 Youth Leadership Training runs from June 30 to July 4 and costs $345 (does not include accommodation and meals or taxes). To register, call 1 800 222 9211 x 1 or email email@example.com
Download information about the 2013/2014 Youth Exchange with Kitezh here
The Youth Leadership Diploma (YLD) program provides an exceptional experience for youth of a range of ages, backgrounds and talents. This program builds on and formalizes the many years of internship opportunities for teens that have been a vital part of Kids in the Spotlight and Teens Alive. The YLD program offers youth the possibility of meaningful volunteer hours to satisfy high school graduation requirements; opportunities for a positive working experience; support for moving into paid employment (including references); and a way to demonstrate extracurricular or volunteer experience that is valuable in applying for university or other post-secondary education. Teens with YLD program experience may take their skills onwards into adult leadership. Youth can move through the intern training via Kids in the Spotlight OR Teens Alive alone, or a combination of both.
1. Youth Intern Level
At the Youth Intern Level the teen will:
The application process involves an application form (signed by both youth and guardian), an interview with Denise Goldbeck, leader of KITS or David Raithby or Linda Nicholls, leaders of Teens Alive, and payment of an application fee to cover processing and administration costs.
Download the application form here: pdf
Deadline for submitting the application is December 31st of the year prior to the program. Notification of approval will be sent via the Haven registrars by March 1st.
Note that all interns attend a Youth Intern Training Workshop each year they are in the internship program. There is a fee for this workshop.
Students at this level intern in at least one KITS program
(five days) or one
Youth Interns …
For more information about Youth Intern Training, please contact the registrar at 1-877-247-9238 ext.234 or by email.
2. Volunteer level
Teens must have the skills of the Youth Intern level to become a Volunteer. Teens learn communication skills, and practice group leading, self reflection, and selfresponsibility. Initiative and a deeper understanding of social interaction are encouraged. New tasks are performed that open up new possibilities in their lives. Teens learn responsible attitudes and behaviours that support good employment habits, and conflict management. Overall, teens gain a profound understanding of personal process in terms of the challenges of human development and identity.
A Volunteer Certificate may be issued after a minimum of completion of two Youth Intern Training Workshops plus two internships (i.e. two five-day programs of KITS or two six-day programs of TA I and II). Issuance of the Volunteer Certificate includes a reference letter, description of the program, a record of the volunteer hours performed, and completion of forms (provided by the student) to satisfy requirements of their school for volunteer hours.
3. Apprentice Level
To become an Apprentice the student must have good understanding of their personal process, have the skills of the Volunteer level, and have the approval of the instructor (Denise Goldbeck for KITS, David Raithby/ Linda Nicholls for TA).
An Apprentice takes on the tasks of teaching and training the Volunteers and Youth Interns and works on skills such as group leading, communication, conflict resolution, relationships, empathy, embodiment, and self-compassion, while exploring and developing his or her own identity.
The key competencies and values taught in the Youth Leadership Diploma program are passion, compassion, communication, self-awareness, self-responsibility, empathy, and embodiment of the self.
In addition to the specific requirements of the Apprentice level, to complete the Diploma the student must have:
Assistants are those youth who have graduated from the Youth Leadership Diploma program. They may assist at TA or KITS, in which case they:
The Mackenzie Dickson Annika Raithby Youth Leadership Scholarship
The Mackenzie Dickson Annika Raithby Youth Leader Scholarship endowed by Laurie Kelley and Scott Poole is to provide Kids in the Spotlight and Teens Alive with a capable Youth Leader who demonstrates highly developed team and leadership skills. The endowment will support the leader through 9 programs: the Youth Intern Training Workshop, 5 consecutive Kids in the Spotlight Programs and 3 Teens Alive Programs. The recipient of the endowment will be selected, and invited, each year by Haven faculty leading youth programs - Denise Goldbeck, David Raithby and Linda Nicholls.
We thank Laurie and Scott for celebrating Annika and Mackenzie in this way. For more than half of their young lives, they each brought themselves fully to the youth programs and contributed hugely to young participants exploring compassion, confidence, self awareness and self responsibility embedded in lots of fun and connection. Together they have done more than 100 programs!
The Mackenzie Dickson Annika Raithby Youth Leader Scholarship will go each year to someone who is as exemplary in their own way as Mackenzie and Annika are in their own particular ways.
Thank you Annika and Mackenzie for your commitment to youth. Thank you Scott and Laurie for recognizing Annika and Mackenzie and clearing a way for more fabulous Youth Leaders – we know there will be many more in the years to come.
For more information:
Please contact the registrar at 1-877-247-9238 ext.234 or by email.
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Your tuition may be tax deductible
The Haven is a certified educational institute and is registered with the BC Private Career Training Institutions Agency. All eligible participants will receive a T2202A in January. For more information contact the registrars:
Phone: 1 800 222 9211 ext 1