Moorelands Kids’ VITAL program equips youth with the skills they need to become leaders in their community. This year, the program is back with a new online and in person hybrid model for high school students.
The new model, comprised of 32 weeks of core leadership programming of the Moorelands Kids Habits & Qualities, offers:
- The opportunity for youth to gain up to 20 community volunteer hours and practise community engagement.
- Five in-person meet-ups to connect throughout the year and practise leadership skills while building community through shared experiences.
- Two leadership retreats – an introductory fall retreat and a spring retreat.
- Four job-skills preparedness workshops.
In 2021, 80% of VITAL participants said they made positive connections with peers in the program. Now, the hybrid model will offer the same weekly group mentoring that encourages these positive social connections between peers and staff role models, with open and interactive conversations that help build trust and stronger collaboration.
To learn more about VITAL, click here.