Arctic Youth Leadership Program – Outward Bound

Organization Sponsor: Arctic Youth Leadership

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Program Description

The Inuvialuit Development Corporation’s Arctic Youth Leadership Program is best described by an excerpt from the program’s website, “Challenging journeys of adventure - 320 kilometers down the Horton River. While paddling a canoe and navigating white water, youth learn to work
as team and live on the land. The goal: to help youth realize that there is more in them than they know and that the strengths they found in themselves on the river can be taken home and with them into the future.” In 2006, twelve Inuvialuit participated.

The mission of the Arctic Youth Leadership Program is to empower youth through challenging them to discover and embrace their full potential, and support them as they develop the skills they need to achieve it.
The main goal of the Arctic Youth Leadership program is to empower youth: to enable them to discover and embrace their full potential, to support them as they develop the leadership skills they need to achieve it, and to assist them as they set realistic career and life goals.
Encourage the Discovery of Potential
Establish and Develop Critical Leadership Skills
Stimulate Interpersonal Effectiveness
Create Environmental Awareness
Promote Lifelong Learning

Strategies For Sustainability: 

The ATCO Group is pleased to have sponsored the Arctic Youth Leadership program for the past five years. This partnership has allowed for the Inuvialuit youth from the Inuvialuit Settlement Region to gain powerful tools, skills and successes to foster future leaders in their communities.
With the generous support of all of our sponsors, who have helped us provide this unique leadership opportunity for the Inuvialuit youth of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region,

Impact Of Program: 

This year's expedition, the 7th successful journey on the Horton River, continued the successes from the previous years. Eleven Inuvialuit and Inuit youth participated in the second integrated AYL expedition. The Final Report summarizes the activities of the AYL program for 2010, and highlights the achievements and successes that this years' participants experienced while on the program.

Length and Stage of Project: 

The AYL program was started in 2004 by IDC with the goal of providing enhanced leadership opportunities for young people from the ISR

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