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LEAD - youth leadership program


LEAD is the City of Calgary's youth leadership program for students in grades 7 - 12. Participants will meet friends, learn new skills and discover how they can make a difference.

 Earning a LEAD Certificate is fun and gives students credibility, recognition and opportunities at school, work and in the community. Developing and practicing leadership skills opens doors to success in the future!

Youth in the LEAD program

Program requirements

  1. Completion of nine modules on various aspects of leadership
  2. Completion of 20 hours of practicum experience to put those learned leadership skills into practice. Practicum placements will be arranged by the LEAD program coordinator.

Benefits to participating in LEAD:

  • Youth will acquire lifelong leadership skills and get the opportunity to practice them
  • Youth demonstrate an increase in self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth
  • Youth become more involved in the community
  • Youth are exposed to and involved in new opportunities and activities
  • Youth are connecting with others and developing meaningful relationships

Offer the LEAD program to your youth group!

Are you interested in providing this free certificate program to your youth group? The LEAD curriculum was designed to adapt to the needs of any group. If you would like more information, please contact us at

Fall 2014 Programs

Bridgeland, 736 MacDougal Court N.E.
Now till December, Thursdays from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Register by call 311

H.D. Cartwright School, 5500 Dalhart Road N.W.
January 23 till May 29, Fridays from 1 - 3 p.m.
Register by call 311
Tom Baines School, 250 Edgepark Blvd. N.W.
January 20 till May 28, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 - 5:45 p.m.
Register by call 311
Nature LEAD at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave. S.E.
April 9 till June 11, Thursdays, from 5 - 7 p.m.
Register by emailing (subject line; Nature LEAD)
Become a Recreation Leader!