BYLD Program


Working with children in summer programs is a great way for youth to build their own leadership skills, responsibility and self confidence. Fittingly, our BYLD program (Building Youth Leadership Development- pronounced 'build') offers this type of opportunity to local young people from ages 13 to 15 (Year of Birth: 2006 -13 year olds, 2005 -14 year olds and 2004 -15 year olds).

Program costs: $74.30

Through BYLD, you can learn about:

  • general leadership skills
  • communication
  • program planning
  • team-building skills
  • disability awareness
  • conflict resolution skills
  • inclusion
  • resource development (e.g. games, songs, crafts, activities)

BYLD can also help you obtain your required high-school community service hours*, while gaining knowledge and transferable skills that will benefit you for years to come. Employers look for programs like BYLD on resumes when hiring young people - another great reason to consider making our program part of your summer plans.

*Most BYLD participants complete 40 hours of work during their placements with us. Training time does not count toward high-school volunteer hours.

2019 BYLD Registration opens March 1, 2019- register early as spaces fill quickly

2019 BYLD Training is on the following dates: 

For returning BYLD participants - Tuesday, June 11, 6-8:30 p.m. (location TBD)

For new BYLD participants - Wednesday, June 12, 6-8:30 p.m. (location TBD)

All BYLD Participants -  must attend training Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m - 4 p.m. (location TBD)

BYLD registration

Consider registering for BYLD if:

  • You have a desire to work with children, ages four to 12, of all abilities
  • You are willing to commit two consecutive weeks to fulfill a leadership placement at one of our summer children's programs

Registration opens March 1 and closes May 31, 2019. You can register online with ACTIVENET.

The activity numbers for the BYLD program on ActiveNet are:

  • BYLD for new participants - 33129
  • BYLD for returning participants - 33130

Program Cost: $74.30


Spots in the program are limited register early to guarantee a spot. 



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