Education. Prevention. Leadership. The YLC is our home away from home!
The Don Bosco Youth Leadership Centre (DBYLC or YLC) was founded in 1997. It is a non-profit youth community centre that reaches out annually to over 1000 children, youth, and families in the East end of Montreal. Named after Saint John Bosco, a universally recognized educator and evangelizer of the young, the DBYLC strives to follow in his footsteps.
The mission of the DBYLC is to foster the development of good and kind young people and positive leaders. This mission is carried out through a variety of youth activities and events that have as their finality education, prevention, and leadership training. Don Bosco used to say: “Give the most to those who have the least.” The DBYLC is particularly attentive to needier youth: those from poorer families, in dysfunctional family settings, or influenced by negative and harmful peer influences.’’
"Da Mihi Animas, Cetera Tolle"
The DBYLC is a place away from the classroom where children and teens learn to develop skills that allow them to grow to their true potential.
The DBYLC has a focus on youth outreach and empowerment in order to ensure that children and teens get resources they need all while being at their "Home Away From Home".
Many of the leaders at the DBYLC have once been participants in our programs. We truly believe in the growth and development of leadership skills amongst all children and teenagers that walk through our doors.