Youth Programs

University Settlement’s Youth Programs provide opportunities for youth ages 13 and up to develop leadership skills, gain valuable experience, and participate in their communities.

Develop Leadership Skills. Gain Valuable Experience. Participate in Your Community.

LIT Program (Leaders in Training)

The LIT Program (Leaders in Training) provides youth with the opportunity to work with their peers and HIGH FIVE™ staff. They will develop leadership skills, gain valuable volunteer experience, give back to the community and earn community service volunteer hours. We are looking for volunteers to support our daily Afterschool Program and the monthly PA Day Camps as well as our upcoming March Break Camp!!

Who is this for?

  • High school students, grades 10 to 12
  • Some opportunities may include: PA Days, March Break, Summer Camps, Grange Festival

What you will receive

  • Certificate upon completion of 40 hours
  • Signed community service form
  • Opportunity for future employment
  • Reference letter

What you will do

LITs will support staff in some of the following ways:

  • preparing material for activities
  • facilitating children’s activities
  • helping with clean-up after activities
  • assisting in escorting children on trips
  • providing supervision during breaks
  • support the learning of children ages 4 to 13


  • Interview
  • $10 LIT t-shirt
  • Commit to a minimum of 40 hours

Youth Council

Calling all youth ages 13 and 24 to connect and collaborate on a youth-led advisory board to University Settlement:

  • Promote youth participation in the community
  • Our Youth Council is open to all youth ages 13 to 24 that live, work, and learn around the neighbourhood
  • Plan and promote special events at University Settlement

Join us every other Friday (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm) at 23 Grange Road (in the Board Room).

High Five

Proudly HIGH FIVE™ Accredited

HIGH FIVE™ is Canada’s only comprehensive quality standard for children’s programs. Based on a holistic approach to healthy child development, it’s quality framework addresses Staff Training and Development, Program Assessments, Policies/Procedures, and Awareness.