Youth Transitions Program (YTP) 

London & Sarnia 

Our Youth Transitions Program is a voluntary program offered free of charge to students ages 12-19. The program connects students with support they need for educational attainment, future success, and acquiring life skills. There is no defined start or end time for the student’s involvement, which means participants can enter and leave the program when they are ready. Teens can sign up through self-referral by contacting the Youth Transitions Program Supervisor. 

The program goals are to:  

  • Empower students to reach their fullest potential 
  • Strengthen and enhance student’s social networks and foster a sense of belonging 
  • Build student’s educational resiliency and aspirations 
  • Improve connectivity and access to technology 

Students can participate in all the activities or just one stream including: 

  • One-to-one support 
  • Life skills workshops (ie. budgeting, resume building) 
  • Mentorship 
  • Participation with the YMCA National Youth Advisory Council 

Referral Form  Intake Form

Locations

Programs runs Monday to Thursday in-person from 4-6pm and Fridays virtually.

London:
Mondays @ 382 Waterloo St, Centre Branch YMCA
Tuesdays @ North London Education Centre
Wednesdays @ YMCA Westmount Mall
Thursdays @ 382 Waterloo St, Centre Branch YMCA
Fridays - virtual 

Sarnia:
Mondays to Thursdays @ 660 Oakdale Ave, YMCA Learning Centre & Career Centre
Fridays - virtual 
 

Target Populations

  • Indigenous youth
  • Visible minority and racialized youth
  • Youth with disabilities
  • Youth from low-income households
  • 2SLGBTQ+ youth
  • Youth living in rural, remote, or northern areas
  • Youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Youth in care
  • Newcomer youth
  • Youth from Official Language Minority Communities
  • Youth, underserved and marginalized

For more information, or to sign up, please contact: 

Olivia Collard, Youth Transitions Program Supervisor 
Email, 226-219-6320