Leading through Sports
Our Youth Leadership program train youth from 12 – 18 years of age (Grade 8 – 12) through a process of leadership identification, engagement and development that supports youth as leaders within their community.
Through our School, Parks and Community partnerships we are able to offer a variety of training experiences with recognized credentials at no cost.
We also provide a Junior Youth Leadership program for ages 10-12 years of age (Grade 6-7) that starts to engage kids in leadership roles such as leading lunch hour games and being peer playground monitors for the younger children at their school.
Our youth leaders come from diverse backgrounds and sport experience, but they all share a passion for working with and helping kids. Mentorship is a win-win and through Moresports, our leaders not only become key role models in their community, they inspire new ones.
Volunteer hours and activities are tracked and recorded so each participant is provided with the necessary documentation and references required for future opportunities.
The main goal for our Youth Leaders is to ensure that ALL kids feel welcome.
Guided by our core values (Inclusion, Collaboration, Fun and Accountability), our Youth Leadership programs are designed with a special focus on social interaction skills. Leaders learn to embody acceptance, trust, empowerment and respect, as well as how to lead team-building and decision-making with creativity and confidence.
Moresports values sensitivity in our Youth Leadership curriculum; there is understanding around the challenges that at-risk youth may face including struggles with mental health issues, poverty, criminal activity, poor school attendance, foster care or homelessness. Our Youth Leaders learn how to create supportive environments that feel safe, comfortable and flexible to maximize the benefits of sports for children.
Aside from facilitating our sports programs with an open mindset, Youth Leaders are largely trained in mentorship development. Mentoring relationships often naturally occur between Youth Leaders and the children they coach. Equipped with the conscientious tools we provide through our Leadership programs, our Leaders are able to nurture strong, trusting relationships with their kids and help them to further develop their athletic abilities and inner confidence. Many of the kids supported by our Youth Leaders return later on to train as Youth Leaders themselves, thus promoting a cycle of giving back.