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École Argyle Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Enrichment Opportunities

A number of opportunities exist outside of Argyle for students to broaden their educational experience. As we receive information regarding these programs, we will post it here. Students are encouraged to check this site regularly for updates. Many of these have a separate application procedure; a few are administered through Argyle. Please contact the appropriate agency directly as described below or see your Grade Counsellor for more details.


Studio in the City Youth Callout – The City of North Vancouver’s Studio in the City program is looking for a new crew of talented youth (15-19) to create our next amazing mural art project.  Apprentice with leaders in community art and create the next outdoor masterpiece in the City.  Submit your applications via https://cnv.org/studiointhecity/ before Friday, May 7 or contact Julia Spitale (jspitale@cnv.org) for more details.

CityFest Volunteer Call Out – CityFest is looking for youth artists and a coordinator to design and create a mural during Youth Week (Saturday, May 1-Saturday, May 8).  The mural will represent the values of CityFest and participants will work directly with other youth artists, the CityFest Committee, and City staff.  Contact Teagan (tealeighd@gmail.com) to apply for this opportunity before Monday, April 12.

NVCL Wildlife Ambassador – The North Vancouver City Library is looking for outgoing, community-minded youth (grades 8-12) interested in environmental stewardship and natural advocacy to participate in the City Parks Wildlife Ambassador Program.  Participants will learn about and track biodiversity, attend park stewardship activities, manage invasive species in parks, and give presentations on the NVCL biodiversity project all while earning volunteer hours.  Register at http://www.nvcl.ca/using-the-library/teen/get-involved or contact Kat Barrette (kbarrette@cnv.org) or Kate Longley (klongley@cnv.org) for more information.

NVCL Biodiversity Observation Project – The North Vancouver City Library is launching a year-long programming initiative called Year of Science.  The NVCL Biodiversity Observation Project is an ongoing program that will seek community participation in a variety of ways.  The program is split into four parts including a science workshop, community observation period, a data analysis workshop from Thursday, May 13-Saturday, June 12, and a showcase of photographs and data publicly and online.  Please contact Kat Barrette (kbarrette@cnv.org) to register for Workshop 2 (closing Saturday, May 1).

Loutet Farm Volunteer Drop-in Sessions – Join the Edible Garden Project at North Vancouver’s first urban farm for fun and engaging drop-in volunteer sessions.  Loutet Farm is looking for high school-aged youth volunteers for hands-on small-scale agricultural operations.  The program will provide training for all roles and will run from 3:00pm-5:00pm every other Monday starting April 12.  For more information, contact schools@ediblegardenproject.com.

Mental Health Ed: Disordered Eating – Foundry North Shore will be hosting this free event for parents and caregivers on Thursday, April 14 from 7:00pm-9:00pm via Zoom.  Register at https://disorderedeating.eventbrite.com/ or contact Nicole Kennedy (nicole.kennedy@vch.ca) for more details.

Youth Empowering Youth Program – YEY is dedicated to empowering younger generations with resources and opportunities to grow.  This nine-session program is led by two youth facilitators who are passionate about empowering youth.  All youth 13-18 are welcome to join this free online youth leadership program.  Register for programs starting Wednesday, April 7 at https://linktr.ee/youthempoweringyouth or contact Shawna Deagle (shawna@lowentropy.org).

North Shore Connexions Children & Youth Respite Program – NS Connexions offers a respite program for children and youth with intellectual disabilities and their families.  The program offers one-to-one support, activities that encourage growth and independence, and opportunities to engage with the community.  For more information, contact Amanda Jordan (amandaj@nsconnexions.org).

Young Playwrights Festival – Expect Exceptional Theatre Company proudly announces the Young Playwrights Festival for young BC artists enrolled in grades 6-9.  The festival is open to original 15-minute plays of any genre.  The top play will receive a prize of $500 and the runner up receives a $250 prize.  Enter at https://expecttheatre.ca/?mc_cid=9b7bfb599f&mc_eid=04eb1e8776 from Monday, March 1-Monday, May 31 or contact ETC at https://expecttheatre.ca/2021-festival-contact/?mc_cid=9b7bfb599f&mc_eid=04eb1e8776 for more details.

YWCA Gear Up – This free program starting Monday, April 19 will provide youth 16-30 with 2 weeks of development workshops, a Level 1 Bike Mechanic Certificate and 6 weeks of work experience in a local bike repair shop with training allowance provided.  Register at https://ywcavan.org/gear-up or contact gearup@ywcavan.org for more details.

PROUD2BE Medical & Professional Panel – Family Services of the North Shore and West Vancouver Youth Services are pleased to present the third PROUD2BE Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Virtual Event Series on Saturday, April 24 from 10:00am-12:30pm.  Register at https://www.familyservices.bc.ca/attend-an-event/proud2be-pride/ or contact proud2be@familyservices.bc.ca for more information.

Flip the Script – Join North Shore Women’s Centre on Saturday, May 26 for a workshop designed for women 16-24 on safe relationships, sex, and pleasure with a goal of eliminating sexual violence.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/flip-the-script-tickets-149163948385 or contact Lori Barton (flipthescript@northshorewomen.ca) for more information.

Young And Recovering – A peer-driven support group for youth 12-24 struggling with substance abuse from Foundry, CMHA and VCH.  Contact Ty Javos (ty.javos@cmha.bc.ca) for more information.

Students in Grades 10 - 12 considering Post Secondary: One of the best ways to learn more about life after high school and why you might consider post-secondary is to experience it in person. From your local college to a larger provincial university, you can take a campus tour, and at this time of year, there many different information essions you can attend. Check out the events listings on postsecondarybc.ca/ and find out about campus tours on the institution pages. Spring break is a great time to visit campus. 

NV Constituency Youth Council - The office of the Member of Parliament for North Vancouver would like to offer an opportunity for interested students and youth between the ages of 15 and 24 to participate in Jonathan Wilkinson’s Constituency Virtual Youth Council. This is an opportunity for youth to engage in the political process and share their thoughts on ongoing issues and decisions made at the federal level. It also gives our elected representative a chance to better understand the concerns of youth in our community and to fully represent the residents of North Vancouver.

UBC HOPE Ambassadors - If you’re interested in getting more involved with your community, taking on a leadership role, and working with a ton of other great people, then UBC HOPE is happy to help you achieve that! Our team is eager to work with bright young students at various schools across the lower mainland to become HOPE ambassadors and work with our UBC team to encourage other students in your school to take part in great new events, as well as have the opportunity to start up a branch of the HOPE club at your own school.

NVSD Secondary Gifted Resources - a resource for both students and parents/guardians

House of Commons Page Program - Each year, 40 students graduating from high schools and CEGEPs are selected from across Canada to participate in the Page Program. Pages are undergraduate students who are registered as full-time students at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region. They work on a part-time basis during their first year of study.