YWCA Youth Education Program
Programs & Services

Youth Education

Guide to High School supports Grade 7 students in their transition to high school with a focus on social and emotional health. 

Students connect with peers and mentors for group discussions and activities about managing stress, making friends, peer pressure, social media and other topics related to the high school experience.   


Registration is now full and we are currently accepting waitlists.

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Program Timetable

Guide to High School runs weekly for six weeks in the fall (mid-October to mid-December) and spring (April to May). 

Sessions will be conducted live over Zoom by YWCA staff on the dates below, running 30-45 minutes each.  Program is free for participants.

Spaces are limited.

3:30pm Start Options

(3:30pm - 4:15pm)



  • Tuesdays, April 6 – May 18
  • Thursdays, April 8 – May 20 

4:00pm Start Options

(4:00pm - 4:45pm)




  • Mondays, April 12 – May 17
  • Tuesdays, April 6 – May 18
  • Wednesdays, April 6 – May 18
  • Thursdays, April 8 – May 20
  1. Introduction and Welcome
  2. Media Messages
  3. Healthy Living and Stress Management
  4. Healthy Friendships
  5. Friendship Challenges
  6. Identity and Power
  7. Closing/Celebration

Bonus Session: High School Q&A Panel
Date and time: TBD 

* The Monday group will skip Week 2 due to the April 5 stat holiday

YWCA Youth Education Video


This program has been successfully running in Vancouver since 2004 and in Surrey since 2012, and was adapted to an online format for the Fall 2020 school year. 

If you have any questions, please contact the YWCA Youth Education Team at youth@ywcavan.org

YWCA Dating Safe Program

Dating Safe

YWCA Dating Safe provides youth with the knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships that are free from violence and abuse.