Show 149 – Canada World Youth and Host Families Help Youth Change The World

bricklayerCanada World Youth has several programs, in over 20 countries around the world, for youth between the ages of 15 and 35 looking to gain leadership experience through participation in community-driven development projects.


Joan Alexander who hosts participants and project supervisors Anda Petro and Oksana Mararenko from talk about the Youth Leaders in Action Program.


“Our 4-6 Month Youth Leaders in Action projects are a unique option for youth between the ages of 17 to 25 looking for a more in-depth and integrated learning experience. This reciprocal program is divided into 2 phases of 2-3 months, one in Canada and one overseas, where youth from Canada and the partner country take part in both of those phases. During the program, the youth volunteers contribute to community-driven development projects which focus on health, the environment or gender equity, live in host families and take part in youth-led educational activities.”


  • We talk about how this program benefits the participants, host families, and the communities they live in.
  • Learn about the kinds of rich integrated learning experiences youth are involved in today. Two participants even had their own show on CFRU!
  • Find out how opening your home to strangers and overcoming challenges brings out the best in youth and their host families. 
  • If you are interested in joining, visit the Canada World Youth website.


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Broadcasted: Sunday February 16, 2014 1100-1200 Eastern Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada


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