Youth University programs invite young people to explore unique interests in a collaborative and fun community atmosphere. In this safe environment, young people have the opportunity to explore, take risks, share, learn and develop key 21st century skills. We inspire kids in all program areas through: day trips, overnight trips, summer & March camps, and after-school programs.
The Our Kids review of Brock Youth University
“These are really just foundational skills,” says Kate Cassidy, director of Brock Youth University. “Developing these skills doesn’t start at 18, it starts when they’re much younger,” though they are what employers will be looking for when the campers have grown, left camp, and begin entering their careers. Cassidy uses the term ‘skills,’ though they’re not in the same league as, say, words keyed per minute or languages spoken. They’re the tools that these people use to put themselves forward, communicate their talents and their ideas, respond to hard times, and create positive interactions in the world. And, as great as the instructors and the programs are—and, to be sure, they’re great—the perspective that Cassidy takes is that they are a vehicle for learning some of the more important things including self-awareness, communication skills, problem solving and getting along well with others. And, ultimately, that’s where the Brock programs really shine. It’s a unique opportunity for kids to grow interests, and much else.