leadership richmond - Youth Now


I feel very fortunate and grateful to have been given the opportunity to partake in the Youth Now program. It is such an unparalleled and enriching learning experience for emerging leaders to gain exposure and tangible knowledge on what leadership at the governance level truly entails.

- Former Youth Now Participant

Youth Now is designed to harness the leadership potential found in our community by training young adults to serve as board members for local non-profit organizations. The program is open to high school graduates under the age of 26 who live, work, or study in Richmond. 

There are two distinct components to the Youth Now program: 1) a leadership development component for youth who are looking to make an impact in their community; and 2) an opportunity for non-profit organizations to strengthen their boards through the infusion of younger community leaders.

Leadership Richmond – Youth Now includes training for both the young adults and non-profit organizations participating in the program. Youth Now leaders develop their leadership skills, along with their understanding of the roles that boards of directors fill and the benefits of being involved as a community leader. Organizations learn how to strengthen their boards by involving youth as full participants and mentoring them through the program. 

apply today!

We are now accepting applications for the 2014-5 Youth Now program, which begins in September. Application forms for both youth leaders and non-profit organizations can be found below. They're in fillable PDF format, so you can download them, complete them, and submit them when you're ready. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 29 OR until spots are filled.

Additional Resources

Launch Event

Thursday, September 25 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Richmond City Hall (6911 No. 3 Rd.)

Featuring Keynote Speaker Amit Sandhu

Amit Sandhu is real estate developer and entrepreneur with a passion for high impact community initiatives and collaborations. Through his efforts he has successfully led collaborative ventures and fundraisers in support of universities, hospitals and other vital community institutions. Amit was Founding Chair of the TiE Young Entrepreneurs Program for Metro Vancouver, part of a multi-city 600+ student global initiative, where he and his colleagues developed a world leading mentorship program for enterprising youth in Vancouver. He has since co-founded the NPO Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad (YELL) and is collaborating with school districts to provide a one-of-a-kind accredited entrepreneurship and leadership program.

Past Participating Organizations

Coast Capital Savings Foundation
Canadian Mental Health Association
Heart of Richmond AIDS Society
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Foundation
Richmond Addiction Services
Richmond Art Gallery
Richmond Caring Place Society
Richmond Centre for Disability
Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Richmond Community Foundation
Richmond Community Orchestra and Chorus Association
Richmond Family Place
Richmond Fastball Association

Richmond Gateway Theatre Society

Richmond Minor Hockey Association
Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society
Richmond Museum
Richmond Public Library
Richmond Society for Community Living
Richmond Women’s Resource Centre Steveston Community Society
Thompson Community Association
Touchstone Family Association
Turning Point Recovery Society
Volunteer Richmond Information Services
West Richmond Community Association

Major funding for Youth Now is provided by   
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