More Free Opportunities!

We have some great free opportunities to share from leadership programs to financial support for extracurricular activities...there are so many ways to help your children grow and develop.

Healthy Relationships 101

Empower Simcoe, in partnership with the Women & Children's Shelter of Barrie, are excited to share a Healthy Relationships 101 group for high school aged youth. This program starts on October 6th and runs Thursday evenings at 7pm at Shak's World at 59 Maple Avenue in Barrie. Registration is open now! Connect with Maureen by email at or by phone at (705) 790-5186 for more information and to register.

Empower Simcoe Youth Programs

Empower Simcoe is preparing to launch their new, fully inclusive youth program, beginning with virtual opportunities for all youth! The only criteria to attend is you must be a high school student. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey in the link below and let them know what is important to you!

Future Possibilities for Kids

Ready, Set, Goal! is a free leadership program for children 9 to 12 years old. Program participants are given the space to strengthen their problem-solving skills, practice creative thinking, engage in a team, build confidence, and develop community awareness leading to civic engagement. Kids will be challenged to communicate powerfully, take on responsibility and most importantly, have fun! Apply now!

YMCA Youth Leadership

Get involved in your community, make new friends and develop your potential as a participant of the YMCA Youth Leadership program. It is an exciting, engaging program for youth grades 5 through 12, opening doors to:

  • Meet and get to know other youth in your community

  • Build leadership, problem solving and communications skills

  • Acquire training and certifications

  • Earn volunteer hours for school

  • Make a difference and get involved in your community