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Youth community programs

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Looking for some free, high quality programs for youth? We offer programs that are open at no cost. These registered and drop-in programs offer many different activities for youth and are available in various community locations across Calgary. The 2019 program schedule will be available soon.

Types of programs

LEAD is free leadership program for youth ages 11 to 17. In this program, youth will learn to develop and practice leadership skills while earning credibility, recognition and opportunities in the community that will strengthen their leadership skills. Participants are required to complete 20 hours of practicum experience that will enhance their skills even further in a hands-on practical way. Program registration is required. Please contact 311.

Zone Up 
Zone Up is a free drop-in basketball leadership program for youth ages 11-17 that gives participants the opportunity to learn and enhance their basketball abilities while developing transferable leadership skills such as team work, problem solving, team collaboration, planning, and facilitation skills for both on and off the court. Youth will also have the opportunity to coach and mentor younger children in the community to practice learned leadership skills and to increase a sense of community.