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The Rising Youth Program is a City of Edmonton initiative that prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community, become leaders and volunteers, and have fun in a safe, enriching environment.

Rising Youth provides free opportunities for young people to participate in their communities. There are recreation, citizenship, leadership, and skill development activities and events.

All youth in grades 9 to 12 are welcome.

All programs are free! Check the calendar to find an upcoming event near you.

Monthly Events & Special Programs

Rising Youth includes indoor and outdoor activities, plus workshops on public speaking, social awareness, healthy lifestyles, and community involvement.

The Events and Programs page features our monthly events calendar, program descriptions and photos from some of our past events.


Here's what participants are saying about the Rising Youth Program:

Rising Youth helps me become a better leader. This program helped me to improve my health and made me new friends. Plus it gives me an opportunity to get out there and make a name for myself as a poet, I wouldn't have made it this far if it wasn't for Rising Youth.

– Abdulhakim Elmi, 17

 What I love about this program is the environment and how it connects us with our community.

 – Khadija Mohamed, 17

I am part of the Rising Youth Volunteer Committee and my favorite programs are at the Drop in Sites, and I believe being active is the most important thing to keep you healthy and to keep unity within our community.

– Hanan Ali, 17

I like this program because it develops opportunities for the youth. It is interesting, educational and fun.

 – Shukri Duale, 15

I really like the Rising Youth Program because it gives me an opportunity to get involved in the community, which I never really had before. The Rising Youth Program also gave me a platform to better myself and meet many great people.

 – Deqa Mudei, 16

Who Can Participate?

Youth in ages 13 - 17 are welcome. All programs are free for participants.

Visit the Why Join page to learn all about the benefits of the Rising Youth Program.

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