We believe youth are capable of more than what is asked of them and so we challenge them to rise above, inspire them to pursue, and coach them on becoming a leader capable of creating their own success.
We focus on 3 major areas in exposing our youth to uncover their potentials:
• Community Involvement
• Outdoor Leadership
• Interpersonal Skills Development
Finding ways to support our community, doing good, and helping others lies at the heart of what we do at Vision Youth. You will be given an opportunity to create your own impact in an area of your interest as part of the Community Service Project. You will seek out, design, and implement a project with your peers to serve your community in a way that you feel they will benefit the most. In the past we have projects to provide an afterschool program, to increase accessibility, or even to build a school in another country! The possibilities are endless and we are here to help you be the change that you want to see.
Leadership is a skill that can be learned and practiced. We believe the outdoors provides an excellent training ground for you to practice what you have learned. Don’t worry if you have no experience in camping or hiking, we teach you all of the basics to let you thrive in this exciting experience.
We are in this together! You and a group of like-minded peers will be supporting one another during the entire program. Not only that, but we will be giving you the tools to work effectively as a team while we coach and mentor each team to overcome the obstacles that may come their way. Some of the things you will learn include effective collaboration, conflict resolution, and understanding different leadership styles. These skills will help you excel in school, university and in your future career.
The DEA program is an internationally recognized award program. This program challenges young people to attain achievements in the following four areas:
Participants are given opportunities to overcome the fear of speaking in front of a group audience. In addition to learning to speak in a confident and organized manner, the participants also learn how to run proper meetings and to provide positive feedback to other people's speeches. There are a total of nine training sessions on this aspect throughout the program.
Certified First Aid courses are provided to all three levels of the program. Bronze is St. John Ambulance Life Saver plus CPR. Silver is St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid. Gold is Red Cross Wilderness First Aid. The purpose is to learn how to give first aid for common injuries. The participants will learn the basic skills needed to reduce shock and contain injuries in an emergency situation.
Website: St. John Ambulance
Learning Experience through Artistic Performance is an innovation program that uses drama as a learning tool to help youth to appreciate:
Participants will go on a 3-day leadership training camp in a remote area. The camp provides a fun and safe environment that allows the participants to enhance their bonding as a team. There are various outdoor activities that will help participants to pick up leadership skills.
Participants are required to conceive and execute a service project that benefits the community. All the planning and execution of the project will be carried out by a team of 6 to 7 participants under the guidance of the team counsellors. The goal for the project is to let participants to step outside their comfort zone to run a sizeable undertaking. It also provides ample opportunities for participants to practice the skills gained from the program.