YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange Program


The YMCA Summer Work Exchange Program is a national program offering opportunities for students age 16 & 17 to improve their second language skiills while gaining important employment experience.

The program is made possible through the partnership of the federal government, VIA Rail, and the YMCA.

The program runs for six weeks in the summer, beginning in early July and ending mid August. Each participant will be provided with a work placement where they will be assigned an employment mentor. During the program duration, participants stay with a host / host family and, in most cases, whenever possible, a participant stays in their home as well. We do our best to find each student a job close to their homestay. Participants are grouped together (up to 10 youth per community) and collaborate with their local coordinator to organize an agenda of activities to better know their new community and each other. The youth are supported by our local coordinators, all post - secondary students, who are trained to help them navigate their way through this great journey.

Applications for summer 2010 are currently being accepted!

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