We will be sharing an alumni story every two weeks throughout the year. Watch this page for new biographies on Youth Central alumni.

We are proud of our alumni family who have continued to make an impact in their communities in the areas of science, health, business, social, and cultural life both nationally and globally. Youth Central alumni include past youth volunteers, previous staff members, and former board members.  We will be celebrating our 25th anniversary this year with 25 Alumni biographies. Read about some of the people who have helped build Youth Central into the organization it is now. Celebrate with us as we discover where they are now and what they gained while volunteering with Youth Central.

Read how Youth Central celebrated its 25th anniversary on October 4, 2017.

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  • To mark this milestone, Youth Central is profiling 25 of its alumni throughout the years. Youth Central’s Youth Are Awesome (YAA) program is helping out by interviewing and profiling the alumni. This article is written by Lucy Han, one of the YAA Junior Editors.  Janica......

  • To mark this milestone, Youth Central is profiling 25 of its alumni throughout the years. Youth Central’s Youth Are Awesome (YAA) program is helping out by interviewing and profiling the alumni. This article is written by Dhriti Gupta, one of the YAA Junior Editors.  As......

  • To mark this milestone Youth Central is profiling 25 of its alumni throughout the years. Youth Central’s Youth Are Awesome (YAA) program is helping out by interviewing and profiling the alumni. This article is written by Talia Santarossa, one of the YAA junior editors. The next......

  • To mark this milestone Youth Central is profiling 25 of its alumni throughout the years. Youth Central’s Youth Are Awesome (YAA) program is helping out by interviewing and profiling the alumni. This article is written by Hafsah Syed, one of the YAA junior editors. Cristina Zaganelli......

  • To mark this milestone Youth Central is profiling 25 of its alumni throughout the years. Youth Central’s Youth Are Awesome (YAA) program is helping out by interviewing and profiling the alumni. This article is written by Emily Donville, one of YAA junior editors. Patti Phelps is......

  • To mark this milestone Youth Central is profiling 25 of its alumni throughout the years. Youth Central’s Youth Are Awesome (YAA) program is helping out by interviewing and profiling the alumni. This article is written by Rosie Zhao, one of YAA junior editors. For Youth Central’s......

  • To mark this milestone Youth Central is profiling 25 of its alumni throughout the years. Youth Central’s Youth Are Awesome (YAA) program is helping out by interviewing and profiling the alumni. This article is written by Aaron Wen, one of YAA junior editors. As we continue......

  • Youth Central is celebrating its 25th anniversary!  To mark this milestone Youth Central is profiling 25 of its alumni throughout the years. Youth Central’s Youth Are Awesome (YAA) program is helping out by interviewing and profiling the alumni. This article is written by Hui Wen Zheng,......

  • Youth Central is celebrating its 25th anniversary!  To mark this milestone Youth Central is profiling 25 of its alumni throughout the years. Youth Central’s Youth Are Awesome (YAA) program is helping out by interviewing and profiling the alumni. This article is written by Hafsah Syed, one......

  • Youth Central is celebrating its 25th anniversary!  To mark this milestone Youth Central is profiling 25 of its alumni throughout the years. Youth Central’s Youth Are Awesome (YAA) program is helping out by interviewing and profiling the alumni. This article is written by Malika Daya, one......

  • Youth Central is celebrating its 25th anniversary!  To mark this milestone Youth Central is profiling 25 of its alumni throughout the years. Youth Central’s Youth Are Awesome (YAA) program is helping out by interviewing and profiling the alumni. This article is written by Danielle Leong, one......

  • Youth Central is celebrating its 25th anniversary!  To mark this milestone Youth Central is profiling 25 of its alumni throughout the years. Youth Central’s Youth Are Awesome (YAA) program is helping out by interviewing and profiling the alumni. This article is written by Talia Santarossa, one......

  • Youth Central is celebrating its 25th anniversary!  To mark this milestone Youth Central is profiling 25 of its alumni throughout the years. Youth Central’s Youth Are Awesome (YAA) program is helping out by interviewing and profiling the alumni. This article is written by Danielle Leong, one......

  • Youth Central is celebrating its 25th anniversary!  To mark this milestone Youth Central is profiling 25 of its alumni throughout the years. Youth Central’s Youth Are Awesome (YAA) program is helping out by interviewing and profiling the alumni. This article is written by Hui Wen Zheng,......

  • Youth Central is celebrating its 25 anniversary by profiling 25 of its alumni! To help in this mission, Youth Are Awesome (YAA), a program of Youth Central, is helping out by interviewing and writing articles about the alumni. This article is written by Danielle Leong,......

  • Youth Central is celebrating its 25 anniversary by profiling 25 of its alumni! To help in this mission, Youth Are Awesome (YAA), a program of Youth Central, is helping out by interviewing and writing articles about the alumni. This article is written by Hui Wen......

  • Youth Central is celebrating its 25th anniversary by profiling 25 of its alumni throughout the years. To help in this mission, Youth Are Awesome (YAA), a program of Youth Central, is helping out by interviewing and writing articles about the alumni. This article is written......

  • Youth Central is proud to look back on its 25 years of giving youth in Calgary opportunities to volunteer and develop as leaders. To celebrate this milestone, we are profiling 25 of our alumni. One of our programs, Youth Are Awesome, is a blog of......

  • Our next featured alumnus is Sheliza Kassam, who volunteered with Youth Central from 2009 – 2014. She was involved with the Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC), Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC), Youth of Distinction Awards (YODA), Youth Week, and Youth Are Awesome (YAA) committees. “I never really......

  • Kevin Capuno is our third alumnus to be celebrated for Youth Central’s 25th Anniversary. Kevin was a volunteer on the Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) in 2011 and the following year joined the staff as a Team Lead on projects.  “I had these ideas for contributing......

  • As we go through all of our amazing alumni, we realize how lucky we are to be blessed with so many wonderful people. Our next alumnus is Jane Wu who volunteered with Youth Central from 2003 – 2008. Jane got involved with Youth Central through......

  • Rob Gray participated in our first Mayor's Youth Council in 1994. Read about his experiences and what he's learned from volunteering with Youth Central and how he has applied those lessons to life. ...