Workshop Format

Leader Within is four-part virtual workshop series spanning approximately five weeks.

This workshop contains a combination of asynchronous and synchronous elements:

30 minutes of pre-recorded content will be released every Friday at 12pm. Live youth-led discussion sessions will take place the following Thursday from 7-8pm.
Please note participants are expected to watch all pre-recorded content and complete all activities prior to attending the live discussion sessions on Thursday in order to facilitate meaningful conversations amongst peers.

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What Participants Are Saying

“DTBY has helped me grow as both an individual and a member of the community. Through its Leader Within Workshop, I am constantly inspired to create change with like-minded leaders in the community. I am looking forward to having fruitful discussions with members of the CYC and propelling the future leaders of our community.”

– Leader Within Participant

“I’m part of DTBY because it gives me the opportunity to meet amazing people and to be a part of something that will help me grow as a person and develop skills that will help me in the future.”

– Leader Within Participant

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Meet our 2023 CYC who are making a positive impact in our community

Thank you DTBY Community Youth Council (CYC), Halton & Hamilton Wentworth Student Trustees, and Halton Black Voices Student Union for

helping us bring back the vision of unity within our schools

An impactful conversation with Alex who attended YICD 2023

In this special DTBY Community Podcast episode we interview Alex K- an inspiring young person who attended DTBY’s Play Day festival at Burlington Central on September 28th and Youth Inspire Community Day (YICD) on November 5th.

Together, we unpack the magic of DTBY programs while discussing why Alex is excited to participate in the Leader Within 4 weekk program and join DTBY’s Community Youth Council (CYC) in 2024.

If you are a young person age 14-24 interested in joining a community of like-minded peers committed to making a difference and giving back, we highly encourage you to register for DTBY’s Leader Within workshop series launching February 2024.

thank you to our 2024 leader within sponsors


This program is supported by the Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF)

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