YACshops: Workshops by Youth for Youth

YACshops are for-youth-by-youth work­shops designed to promote youth volunteerism. They were developed, written and tested by members of Mc­Creary’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC), with funding from the Involve BC pro­gram. YACshops include:

Whether you’re a first time facilitator or seasoned pro, YACshops are easy to use. Included in each manual are instructions on preparing for the workshop; a step by step guide to facilitating the workshop; and all of the handouts and overheads required in the workshop.

Included in the YACshop manual is an “appendix” full of icebreaker activities that can be used at any time during the workshop to keep participants active and interacting with each other.

Through small and large group dis­cussions and interactive activities, participants will be given the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required to become more successful youth volunteers. Each YACshop builds on the capacity of young people to network and participate in their own communities. This in turn helps them develop a stronger commitment to the community and improves both peer accountability and intergenerational relationships.

McCreary Centre Society
401 North Esmond Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5C 1S4
Tel: (604) 291-1996
Fax: (604) 291-7308
e-mail: mccreary@mcs.bc.ca