Youth Central’s 25th Anniversary

Youth Central is proud of our alumni family who have made 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. See 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 their past was with Youth Central.

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

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  • Youth Central’s 5 Alumni Profile: Kaiz Alarakyia

    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......

  • Youth Central’s 4 Alumni Profile: Sheliza Kassam

    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 Yout...

  • Youth Central’s 3rd Alumni: Kevin Capuno

    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 cont...

  • Youth Central’s 2nd Alumni: Jane Wu

    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.....

  • Youth Central’s First Alumnus Profile

    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. ...