Welcome to the YouthToSea Community!

YouthToSea invites Canadian youth throughout British Columbia to apply to our Leadership Program. At YouthToSea, we endeavor to unite youth with one common goal: to protect and conserve our oceans. Our mission is to coach youth (15-18) to provide them with opportunities to develop their problem-solving, critical-thinking, and communication skills. At the end of our program, youth are equipped with skills, tools, and strategies to be active decision-makers in their local, regional, and national communities. 

Youth engage with their local community through two placements options. The first, a unique experience with AquaCamps at the Vancouver Aquarium. Summer recruitment is open for prospective youth hoping to secure a placement in the Leadership program. Through training and a placement in AquaCamps, youth will complete over 120 hours of service.

The second option is through local community service projects designed and implemented by our youth! Our program specialists will provide coaching and opportunities for skill growth as you design projects of your choosing. All 120 service hours are to be completed through mentorship calls, monthly workshops, project development and implementation.

Want to keep in touch? Follow @YouthToSea on Instagram for updates about youth-led events and initiatives 

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

    Latest Announcement

    2020 Virtual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit

    Posted by Jacob Beland on July 15th, 2020

    Join us for the 2020 VIRTUAL Youth Ocean Conservation Summit!

    The 2020 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit is going virtual! With the health and safety of our participants as a top priority, we are teaming up with Mote Marine Laboratory to create a digital experience December 4-5 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit and connect a global audience of young conservation leaders – setting the stage for the largest and most impactful YOCS to date!

    This first of its kind digital YOCS will kick off with a 10th anniversary celebration, the evening of Friday, December 4, followed by our first international, virtual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit on Saturday, December 5.

    This special event will unite our long time Summit supporters, alumni, and collaborators alongside hundreds of young conservation leaders, for a powerful weekend celebrating the impact of the Summit program while empowering participants with the knowledge, tools, and funds needed to launch solutions-oriented ocean conservation projects to protect our blue planet.

    Stay tuned to www.yocs.org this fall as we open registration and announce an EPIC line-up of programming! We can’t wait for you to join us!