What is AYLA?

The Advanced Youth Leadership Academy (AYLA) promotes intellectual curiosity, providing experimental and simulation-based learning, and design thinking that expands real-life experiences and results in discovery, leadership opportunities, civic engagement, and social participation.


AYLA Seminar

AYLA uses universal programming as a prevention tool, providing monthly community seminars in partnership with various institutions and instructors for a maximum of 50 students.

The seminar's teaching methodologies include theoretical frameworks, simulation, and project-based learning and design thinking approach to explore, empathize, engage, and develop students in the areas of science, business, humanities, etc. The seminar topics are selected democratically by the young ACCEC community, which consists of post-secondary youth facing barriers to mental health and newcomers youth.

Specialized Individualized Intervention - SII

Specialized Individualized Intervention - SII ACCEC's SII targets the most vulnerable young people, with complex generational groups and over-represented development trauma in the justice system. AYLA promotes pro-social behaviors to reduce violence, crime, recidivism, substance abuse, and family conflicts while aiming at barriers to justice, such as over-representation and lack of support in the justice system.


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