CHAMP 2022 is now in progress. Interested in joining future sessions? Email:   

What is the Collaborative High-School Action Mentorship Program (CHAMP)?

Youth4Action’s CHAMP Program will equip high school youth with knowledge, skills, inspiration, and support to influence sustainability in their school communities and beyond. Through skill-based learning, community building, and participation in regional Youth4Action leadership clinics and events, CHAMP participants from across Metro Vancouver will:

  • Learn more about regional sustainability
  • Get to know students and community leaders of all ages who share an interest in sustainability
  • Exchange and explore ideas, strategies, and tools for action
  • Receive support for collaborative action projects
  • Gain volunteer service hours and a certificate of participation
  • Develop leadership skills and be part of a fun and dynamic team to address sustainability challenges at school and beyond

CHAMP 2022 is open to students in grade 8 to 11. We ask all applicants to participate in sessions scheduled from May 2022 to November 2022, including:

  • Eight online CHAMP sessions (via Zoom) – held 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm (spring & fall)
  • Three in-person CHAMP sessions – held at times indicated (spring, summer & fall) at various locations throughout Metro Vancouver
  • Three Youth4Action leadership clinics – held Saturdays at times indicated below (spring & fall)

Please let us know, in advance or through your application, if you have any scheduling concerns or conflicts on a specific date(s). We will do our best to offer make-up sessions where possible.

Spring 2022 CHAMP Dates

Date Format Session Type
Saturday June 4
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
In Person CHAMP Kick Off & Team Building
@ Metro Vancouver Head Office, Burnaby
Wednesday June 8
4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Online CHAMP Skills - Inspiration & Leadership
Saturday June 18
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Person Youth4Action Leadership Clinic
@ Capilano Regional Park

Summer 2022 CHAMP Dates

Date Format Session Type
July 5
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
In PersonCHAMP Leadership Outdoor Experience
WednesdayAugust 24
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
In Person CHAMP Leadership Outdoor Experience

Fall CHAMP Dates

Day Date Format Session Type
September 14
4:00 pm 5:45 pm
OnlineCHAMP Skills
Project & Event Planning
September 17
9:30 am 4:30 pm
In Person Youth4Action Leadership Clinic
@ Capilano Regional Park
WednesdaySeptember 28
4:00 pm 5:45 pm
Online CHAMP Skills
Effective Meetings & Facilitation
October 1
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
In Person CHAMP Skills (Student Choice)
WednesdayOctober 12
4:00 pm 5:45 pm
Online CHAMP Skills (Student Choice)
October 22
9:30 am  4:30 pm
In Person Youth4Action Leadership Clinic
WednesdayNovember 2
4:00 pm 5:45 pm
Online CHAMP Skills (Student Choice)
November 16
4:00 pm 5:45 pm
Online CHAMP Skills Project Prep & Peer Support
November 26
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
In Person CHAMP Final Presentation & Celebration

*Participants will vote for preferred CHAMP skills workshops to be incorporated into the fall sessions. Sessions may include equity and diversity, thinking for change (growth mindset), effective writing, effective presentations, journaling, etc.)

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