Youth leadership programs

Youth programs

Looking for some free, high quality programs for youth? We offer programs at no cost. These registered programs offer many different activities for youth and are available in various community locations across Calgary.

Free summer programs for youth

Types of programs

LEAD

LEAD is The City of Calgary’s leadership certification 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 further in a hands-on practical way.

Pre-registration is required. Register online or call 403-268-3800.

Ages: 11-17 Y

LEAD 2.0

LEAD 2.0 is The City’s next step leadership program for youth. Graduates of LEAD can enhance their leadership skills, exercise their critical thinking, develop job skills, and discover the positive impact they can have in their community. Participants must have completed LEAD or Nature LEAD to be eligible to register for the program.

Pre-registration is required. Register online or call 403-268-3800.

Ages: 11-17 Y

Youth Job Skillz

Do you want to earn a training certificate and build your resume? Want to dive deeper into employable skills and discover ways to set yourself apart from the rest? Join our FREE youth program to learn about working with children in your community and using your skills to have fun. If you are 13 to 16 years old, this program is for you.

Pre-registration is required. Register online or call 403-268-3800.

Ages: 13-16 Y

Nature LEAD

This youth leadership certification program allows youth to learn, develop and practice their leadership skills, all with an emphasis on nature. Participants are required to complete 20 hours of volunteer experience that will further their skills in a hands-on way and required to receive the certificate.

Pre-registration is required. Register online or call 403-268-3800.

Ages: 11 - 17 Y