YAA is a group of 18 different after-school and community service agencies. Previously called the Coalition of Community Based Youth Serving Agencies (CCBYSA), each agency is separately run with different boards, focuses, and locations. These agencies meet monthly to explore and develop collaborative efforts to improve the lives of marginalized youth and their families in the city of Winnipeg. YAA is a collective voice that strengthens and enhances the capacity of youth serving agencies in Winnipeg.
One of YAA’s biggest programs is the Summer Camping Program. Each year the YAA, in partnership with Momenta, provides youth the opportunity to participate in summer camping and outdoor learning experiences.
Junior Camp is a two-night, three-day camp for youth aged 6-11, Senior Camp is a four-night, five-day camp for youth aged 12-15, and the Leaders In Training Program is for youth aged 15-17.