Step Up Youth Program

The Step Up Youth Program offers high school students aged 15-18 an opportunity to “Step Up, and….”

  • C.A.R.E. (practice Island Health’s C.A.R.E. values - Courage, Aspire, Respect, Empathy)
  • Learn about healthcare, mentoring for clinical and non-clinical careers
  • Lead by leading programs and activities, creating new programs

2021-22 Step Up Youth Program:

Updated Sept 2021

Due to circumstances around the pandemic, The Step Up Youth Program will be fully paused for the 2021-22 school year, with a focus on rebuilding next year’s program.

We will begin recruitment for the 2022-23 Step Up Youth Program in May/June of 2022, aiming for a September 2022 start.  Please check back to this webpage for the most up to date information.

PLEASE NOTE: While we are pausing this particular program for the time being, there will be limited positions available to youth 15-18 years of age in other areas of Island Health for this current school year.  Preference will currently be given to previous years’ SUYP participants, but please check back for broader opportunities that may be available for youth in the near future.

We appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to a revitalized Step Up Youth Program in 2022-23!

-    The Volunteer Resources & Engagement team

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