Youth Leadership Circle

Youth Leadership Circle (YLC) is a six week program involving youth aged 10 to 14 that promotes community engagement and skill building programming throughout the July and August school break. This allows youth to be Youth Leaders and participate in a minimum of 60 hours of agency planned activities focused on mentoring, volunteering, and educational values.  

| Youth Leadership Circle 2018

Read the Youth Leadership Circle 2018 Final Report to catch up on what the Youth Leaders did during July & August. Thank you to all member agencies, Youth Leaders, site coordinators, and funders who make this possible

Youth Leadership Circle Graduation at the West End Cultural Centre

Another successful year for the 2017 Rotary Leadership Circle. Take a look at the Final Report here.

Summer 2016

The summer of 2016 was another success for the Rotary Leadership Circle program. Operating in 18 sites across the city, 170 youth engaged in community service projects, job preparation activities, community beautification projects and volunteering at various organizations. 

Once again we had the honour of recognizing 3 valedictorians of this year's program. It was certainly difficult to only choose three as all the youth engaged in this program are caring and committed youth. These three (pictured) went above and beyond the expectations and showed natural leadership within their site by encouraging others to do their best.

Thanks to The Winnipeg Foundation, Neighbourhoods Alive!, Manitoba Community Services Council, the Rotary Clubs of Winnipeg, and the Winnipeg Committee for Safety for their support of the program this year. 

Summer 2015

In 2015 the RLC program operated with 18 sites and 170 Youth Leaders. Art City was the new addition this year!


The program ran very smoothly with activities ranging from bake sales and community clean-ups to visiting sweat lodges, local senior residences and Fort Whyte! Some of the Youth Leaders also participated in a babysitting course. 

Each site hosted a fundraiser which was planned and implemented by the Youth Leaders, and they also got to choose where the money was donated to! 


Thanks to the Winnipeg Foundation, Rotary Clubs of Winnipeg, United Way, Neighbourhoods Alive!, MTS and the Winnipeg Committee for Safety for their support of the program this year!

Summer 2014

In 2014 the RLC program operated with 17 sites with a total of 170 youth involved. We welcomed a new host agency - NEEDS - to the program!


It was a very successful summer for our participants as they each gave 60 hours back to their community. Examples of activities the sites participated in include visits to Siloam Mission and Winnipeg Harvest, community clean-ups, community barbecues, visits to the local senior centres, resume writing workshops, and career fairs. 


This year we amped up the graduation ceremony for the Youth Leaders and selected 3 valedictorians to present speeches about their summer and what they've learned. Thanks to the West End Cultural Centre for being such great hosts for us!


This program is possible thanks to support from the Rotary Clubs of Winnipeg, The Winnipeg Foundation, the Manitoba Community Services Council, Neighbourhoods Alive! and the Alfred Deacon Foundation.

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