The Elevation Experience is an 18-month Youth Leadership Development program. Our aim is to see lives changed— both the Canadians who join the Experience and those we work with in Rwanda. We believe in cross-cultural relationships; there is so much to learn from each other! The Elevation Experience is a life-changing opportunity to step into your own journey of personal development.

“What an extraordinary experience. For me, Rwanda was a time of reflection, renewal, wonder, inspiration, passion, happiness, (at times) deep sadness, emotional and physical exhaustion, realization, laughter, and sometimes tears. It has really given me a clear viewing of who I am as a person, as well as who I want to be.” – Tatiana, EE 2014 participant

The trip was amazing. I look back on it with extremely fond memories. I loved everyone on the trip and was so thankful for our group. I was so thankful to be able to share who I was with everyone on the trip. Most of all, I loved experiencing Kigali Christian School and the Teenage Mom Center in Gisenyi. – Christian T., EE 2023 participant

The Experience includes:

  • Six sessions of pre-travel training
  • Participation in the team fundraising effort
  • A two to three week trip to Rwanda
  • Eight months of post-trip programming

And the opportunity to be involved in a life-changing project while getting to know some spectacular people!

Apply now: Participant Application Form

Application Deadline is January 23th, 2024. Download and fill out the form, so you can send it back via email or mail.

We would love to come out to your youth group or ministry and share about the Elevation Experience with you and your youth. For more information please contact the Elevation Project manager Chris via e-mail:

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