April 9, 2020

Maya’s toes curled up inside her shoes as she watched backstage with nervous excitement as Quite Like This, a band comprised of high school students, stepped out on stage for the first time in their young lives. She exhaled deeply as the first chord was strummed and the crowd cheered. A year of planning led to this exhilarating moment. Maya is one of 75 North Vancouver youth volunteers who run CityFest, a collaborative youth festival attended by 5,000 people. CityFest is the largest youth run event in B.C., and happens every year during National Youth Week – this year, it...

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February 8, 2020

                Sometimes, it doesn’t look like anything is happening. Our youth workers love, guide, support; and yet sometimes there is no visible change in the life of a youth who desperately needs it. Sometimes, it even gets much worse. But we know this truth by faith and experience: God is always at work and no loving investment is ever in vain. One great example is that of Brody. Brody was the crazy class clown; always making people laugh but seemingly never listening. A dynamic duo with his best friend Ben, the pair would...

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February 4, 2020

From December 6-15th, I had the chance to visit our partner ministry YFC Rwanda for a special occasion: celebrating 25 years of YFC Rwanda. A full week of events, conversations and celebrations was ahead of me. As I walked across the property of YFC Rwanda in Kigali, the place was bustling with chatter and dancing caused by countless of young people. About 1131 youth had just arrived from all districts of Rwanda, Burundi and the DRC to participate in the annual YFC Rwanda youth convention. Every place in the dorms was filled and even the class rooms of Kigali Christian...

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February 4, 2020

The Opportunity You are a people-oriented self-starter who is visionary, passionate, supportive and has a dream to see struggling youth in East Vancouver, flourish. As the Area Director of Youth Unlimited’s East Vancouver team, you would be overseeing and supporting a talented group of inspired, driven and passionate youth workers who are determined to help make the lives of the youth of the city better. From extraordinary art training, to outdoor adventure, to a mobile drop-in centre, the programs run by YU youth workers are having an impact, but they are in a need of a manager.    Your role...

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