Women in Leadership Speaker Series:
To learn with leaders and speakers engaged in our Women and Leadership Speaker Series such as Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar; our very own author in residence, Tanya Boteju, and climate change activist, author, and Inuit leader, Sheila-Watt Cloutier.
Kindergarten students grow food in the garden and share this with the community. They participate in the Terry Fox Run, make cards for the Marpole Women’s Society, and create holiday gifts for Family Services of Greater Vancouver.Junior School
Junior School students learn about water, food security, and literacy through classroom and community projects with Backpack Buddies. They develop relationships with children and elders beyond YHS through long-standing partnerships with organizations such as South Granville Park Lodge, the Reading Bear Society, Queen Alexandra Elementary, BC Children’s Hospital, and the YWCA. Senior School
Volunteer Festival: The annual student-led Volunteer Festival exposes students to volunteer opportunities and inspires and supports their involvement in understanding and taking action on community-based opportunities for engagement and leadership in the Vancouver community.
Fundraising Festival: Students raise awareness about social issues and invite student voice, choice, and critical discernment around fundraising contributions to social causes.
Pop-up Board Council: Students raise awareness around the school about initiatives, issues, opportunities, and connections as a community.
Vancouver School Board Community Schools Mentorship (previously called KidsSafe): Each week, students volunteer after-school as tutors with an elementary-aged buddy from Queen Alexandra School.
Each-One-Teach-One Program: Partnering with St. George’s School students, YHS students act as mentors to elementary-aged students from Admiral Seymour Elementary School.
Engage! Student-led Speaker Series: Students share their own experiences of their volunteering, community engagement, and learning about community-based issues.
Incubator for Social Innovation: Students take a nugget of an idea for social innovation to action through a design process.