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.   

Please note that information about specific high schools is not provided. The program instead focuses on the general high school experience and  the challenges and opportunities that students may face.

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Can't join now? Join the waitlist for our Fall cohorts!

Program Timetable

Guide to High School will be running one-week summer camps from Monday to Friday this July. 

Sessions will be conducted live over Zoom by YWCA staff on the dates below, running two hours each day from 1pm to 3pm. This program is free for participants. 

Deadline to register is June 25th

Cohort 1

  • July 5 - July 9, 2021
  • Monday to Friday, 1-3pm 

Cohort 2

  • July 12 - July 16, 2021
  • Monday to Friday, 1-3pm 


  1. Day 1: Introduction and Social Media
  2. Day 2: Healthy Living, Stress, and Time Management
  3. Day 3: Friendships
  4. Day 4: Identity, Power, and Bullying
  5. Day 5: Celebration!
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.