Youth Leadership in Sustainability



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Youth Leadership in Sustainability (YLS) is an innovative experiential-learning program based in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough, Ontario that prepares grade 11 and 12 students for leadership roles in sustainability initiatives at the local and global levels. The one-semester program launched in September 2018 with an OTF Seed Grant through KWIC and is currently operating as a program of the Kawartha Pine Ridge (KPR) District School Board.

YLS is a Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board program in partnership with Trent University, KWIC and Fleming College. The program is open to students from any school board (KPR, PVNC), private or home schools. Pre-COVID, the YLS classroom is on Trent University campus and at PCVS in downtown Peterborough but the program takes us into our forests, communities, and the larger region! 

YLS is taught as an integrated 4 credit package that gives us much flexibility in our day for extended field trips and outdoor exploration. Our hands-on learning experiences outside and within the traditional classroom are rich and incorporate teachings from Indigenous and global perspectives.

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