A youth leadership training program hosted by All-Stages Education Foundation, a Prince George non-profit, will take place from Dec. 17 to 20 at Knox Performance Centre, 1448 Fifth Avenue.
The upcoming program is called Launch: Youth Leadership Training, geared for those of high-school age right up to post secondary, where a team of nine trained youth leaders plus the foundation executive director and founder, Denise Goldbeck, will provide support and guidance to the group of up to 28 participants.
“These programs have been offered for over 30 years on Gabriola Island and my own children, born and raised in PG, have been attending since 2014,” Melanie Noullett from the foundation said. “As soon as they turned 13 they have been attending Launch. My kids all love these programs where the youth leaders connect with you and support you to learn in a fun and dynamic way. Ever since we first started attending these programs I have been saying that I wanted to bring it to Prince George. We are all super excited that it is finally happening.”
Noullett’s foundation received $3,500 from the myPG Community Grant from the city to get things started.
Participants are supported through a journey of self-reflection and self-expression while they start to understand their own development. Using games and fun activities, youth will learn developmental models, social interaction skills and coaching techniques that can be applied to all areas of life. Intern opportunities to practice their new leadership skills are also planned for Prince George in February and March 2024.
For more information visit www.allstagesfoundation.org.