About Us

Our Vision: Where Powerful Youth wants to go

We seek to build a global community of powerful youth,

passionate about service, and equipped with the tools

to create profoundly positive global change.

Powerful Youth’s Guiding Values

Leadership training designed for youth through service projects

 Transformative experienced-based learning model

 Youth lead service learning to practice leadership skills

Programs designed by PhD. and MBA with decades of leadership, education and youth development experience

Annually review feedback and outcomes to improve long term impact

24 hour on-campus supervision and medical support

Emergency medical professionals on campus and staff trained in emergency medical procedures.

Ensure emotional safety and support for all youth

 The DREAM service project plan, presentation and implimentation

 The Powerful Youth participant workbook

 The Service Challenge outcomes

Youth lead donations to local and international not for profits

Merit and need based scholarship awards

Social impact scorecard tracking

Our Mission: How we will get there

Using the power of experience based learning, Powerful Youth is a social enterprise dedicated to providing the best leadership training for youth and educators world wide, helping them uncover purpose, fueled by their passions, to create positive and lasting change in themselves and their communities

The Powerful Youth Global Team

David Charron, MBA

David Charron, MBA

Co-Founder and Director of Impact
As a professional educator with 10+ years of youth development experience, David Charron is passionate about supporting youth with the vision and tools to create a better future for themselves and others.

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Dr. Graham Brown

Dr. Graham Brown

Chief Inspiration Officer
Dr. Graham Brown is currently also a professor teaching Entrepreneurship at the University at Victoria as well a Co-Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Powerful Youth.

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Sarah Lando

Sarah Lando

Senior Youth Programs Coordinator
An experienced program manager and social marketing professional, Sarah is the unique balance between a creative spirit and practical results oriented program coordinator. Sarah is Powerful Youth's first step towards greater growth.

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Admissions Process

Submit your application by clicking our APPLY NOW buttons or links. Select the specific program(s) dates you wish to attend. If you require financial scholarship support, please indicate that on your application and submit your scholarship essay or a link to a video submission with your application.

To officially register for a program, we must receive an initial non-refundable deposit to reserve your place into the program(s).  We will then issue an official letter of registration and immigration custodian letter which required to receive a tourist VISA or/and enter the country. You may pay the non-refundable deposit as well as the remaining tuition balance at once or in installments.

Parents/guardians for youth must complete and return our two mandatory admissions forms: Powerful Youth Medical Health Form | Medical Form General Registration Waiver

Please arrange and share with us your flight/travel to/from designated airports so that we can arrange pick-up and drop-off from that airport.

We are happy to help you research and select the best possible flights through our partnership with StudentUniverse.com

Please also check if you need to apply for a tourist Visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Participants need only a “visitor” visa. You do not need a custodian declaration form to attend our programs. Please know that we will issue a registration and immigration/custodian letter required for obtaining a visa only after we receive a deposit payment.

PACK YOUR BAG: We will provide you with a complete packing list suggesting what and how much to bring to have the best possible time with us. ARE YOU READY?: For the challenge and fun of a lifetime!