Andrew Chong

Area Director

As area director for Youth Unlimited (YU) on the North Shore, Andrew leads a team of youth workers (and volunteers) and partners with local schools, government, churches, businesses, and community groups. Working in his hometown of North Vancouver is near and dear to his heart as he was born and raised in Lynn Valley; one of his first ever projects with Youth Unlimited was creating a lunchtime floor hockey league at Sutherland Secondary, the school he graduated from.

Andrew loves bringing people together, helping young people see their potential, and creating spaces that lead to transformation. You can usually find him in a booth at JJ Bean on Lonsdale, sipping tea with a young person. Sometimes, you’ll see him driving along Lonsdale with the YU Mobile Youth Drop-In (an ’82 Winnebago RV) en route to Carson Graham or Mountainside Secondary or some other place where youth gather. And depending on the time of year, you might spot Andrew planning CityFEST with youth ambassadors, preparing for the Elevation Project in Rwanda with young leaders, or rehearsing music to perform with high school students.

Andrew lives in Central Lonsdale with his wife, Jennifer, an emergency nurse and a proud alum of YU’s Lifeteams program. They have two dogs, Milo and Boessy. In Andrew’s past life, he covered the Vancouver Canucks for ESPN SportsTicker and was editor of HockeyNow magazine.

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