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. 

Applications now closed

Applications are now closed for the 2015-2016 program year. They will open again in Summer 2016. Please watch this page for updates.

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. 

*Important: Do not attempt to complete the application in your browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox), as any information you enter will NOT be saved. Instead, save the blank application to your computer, and open it in either Adobe Reader or Acrobat. This way, you’ll be able to save your information at any time and submit the completed form via e-mail.

Additional Resources

Launch Event

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Richmond City Hall (6911 No. 3 Rd.)

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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