Leading the Way

Leading the Way            

Leading The Way™ is an innovative program created by Youth in Motion aimed at middle school and junior high school aged youth.


Best described as an "inspirational school assembly", the program is

  • A hip and dynamic, fully facilitated, one-hour show
  • A fast paced interactive presentation using humour, music, dance, beat box poetry and more
  • Delivered in a youth friendly format that is instantly digestible and moves youth to positive action
  • A opportunity for youth to learn about Canada Top 20 Under 20™ award program and inspire them to apply


Leading the Way is it is designed to:

  • Inspire youth to act whether it means creating a difference in their families, circle of friends or communities
  • Lead healthy and positive lives, making good choices and overcoming barriers
  • Promote and celebrate the opportunities and bright futures ahead for each youth
  • Encourage young people to DREAM BIG


Interested in having Leading the Way presented at your school?

If you are a youth and are interested in having this event come to your school, please have your teacher or youth group leader contact us directly at [email protected].  Our show is designed for middle, junior and high school audiences of 500 or more. If your school has a group under 500, consider inviting another school over to share in the presentation.


The Results

Since 2009, Youth in Motion has reached more than 27,000 youth with the Leading the Way program.  The feedback from both the audience and the educators at the schools where we present the program has been tremendous.

“The presentation was excellent. The messages of setting your goals high and overcoming the barriers to success were articulated very clearly and accurately. Top 20 Under 20 gives the students a perfect opportunity to showcase their past and/or future great accomplishments. It gives them an outlet to channel their creativity, energy, and enthusiasm while at the same time improving their local community” - Educator

“Our students respond well to presentations that challenge them to think and even prepare a little for their future high school years and beyond.  A charismatic and age-appropriate event ensures they are engaged and participating.  Interacting with the students and using them in your demonstrations, makes the presentation ‘theirs’.  Great strategies, well used! ”   - Educator


Youth in Motion™ is a federally registered charity dedicated to offering innovative programs for Canada's youth.
Charitable registration number: 85733 8040 RR0001

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