Youth Initiative Vancouver

Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow

Youth Initiative Vancouver (YIV) is a non-profit organization registered by the BC Provincial government. Committed to providing a solid platform for high school and college students to be more active and involved, YIV gives students opportunities to enhance their leadership, execution, communication, and teamwork skills.

Encouraged to make full use of their individuality, passion, and talent, students explore innovative ideas to advocate and organize community and social events. These experiences provide volunteer opportunities that are important when applying to top universities. Most importantly, YIV hopes that all student participants learn to become leaders, give back to society, and enter the university of their dreams. 

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President – Lucy Zhu

Name: Lucy 

Position: President

My name is Lucy, and I was born and raised in Shanghai, China until I moved to Vancouver a few years ago. I am a St.John’s school student who will be a Grade 11 this year. I am passionate and outgoing, and I hope to lead the YIV group in many positive initiatives. Outside of school time, I enjoy painting, traveling, and being with friends. As the president, I hope to lead YIV members with my dedication and bring YIV to an even better stage.

Media Manager – Ting Ting Wang

Name: Ting Ting

Position: Media Manager

My name is Ting Ting, I came to Vancouver a few years ago from Beijing, where I was raised. I will be a grade 11 student at Crofton House School for the upcoming school year. As the media manager, I will be responsible for updating the social media and the current events for YIV. During my free time, I enjoy biking and hanging out with my friends in nature.

Design Manager – Shirly Li

Name: Shirly Li

Position: Design Manager

My name is Shirly. I was born in Beijing, China and came to Vancouver a few years ago. I am currently a student studying in Point Grey Secondary school. I enjoy drawing,  designing, and all creative things. I would be responsible for designing part of the YIV  group.I will try my best to contribute to this group.

Design Assistant – Max Han

Name: Max Han
Position: Design Assistant
My name is Max (Yaoqing) han. I’m an 11th grade student at Sir Winston Churchill secondary school. I am very optimistic and easy to get along with. My interest is photography.

Vice President – Tiffany Li

Name: Tiffany Li

Position: Vice President

Our doors are always open to students who are interested in helping others during their free time. In return, we will provide recognition of volunteer hours. As an open-minded and helpful person, I would like to welcome students from different places to join YIV as members while bringing warmth to people who are in need. It would be my pleasure to see your volunteer application in the future and we are looking forward to meeting yo

Secretary – Moon Zhou

Name: Moon Zhou

Position: Secretary

Hello, I’m Moon. At present, I’m an international student and from Beijing, China. I’m in grade 10 in Magee Secondary School. I’m a helpful person, so I hope I can help those in need through YIV. My hobbies are drawing and dancing. I’m very dedicated to the volunteer time I spend with YIV as secretary.

Project Manager – Yoshier Hu

Name: Yoshier Hu

Position: Project Manager

My name is Yoshier, an observant and productive youth, currently the Project Manager of YIV. I will be a Grade 10 student for the 2020-2021 year at McRoberts Secondary. Aspiring to learn new knowledge and skills, I hope to grow with the YIV members and thrive with our team. During my leisure time, I enjoy dancing and photography. 

Human Resources Manager – Sheila Wang

Name: Sheila Wang

Position: Human Resources Manager

My name is Sheila, and I’m the YIV Human Resource Assistant Manager. I’m a friendly and approachable individual who is passionate about baking, dancing, and drawing. As the Human Resource Assistant, I am responsible for all jobs concerning public affairs such as inviting new volunteers to join YIV and seeking possible project cooperation opportunities. I look forward to meeting you all!


Get Involved Today!

YIV’s Peer Tutoring Program

YIV’s Peer Tutoring Program focuses on providing high school students with leadership and community services, and elementary students with accompaniment, experiences, and professional support from their big buddies. Even during the most difficult times of the pandemic, YIV has been an organization there to support the frontline families and their children the best we could with our resources. With months of passion and dedication from our YIV team, we have successfully brought our spring, summer, and fall sessions to an end, and are striving to improve our upcoming programs with your feedback!


2020-2021 Winter Peer Tutoring Program

(now open for sign-ups!)

There are 2 seasons which you can sign up for

Season 1: January 11th – March 14th

Season 2: April 5th – June 14

All sessions will be done on Zoom and the exact length of each session will be negotiated by volunteers and parents.

To sign-up as a peer tutor:
https://forms.gle/gEqda37sW6cVET9P7

To sign-up as a student:
https://forms.gle/hCfqwDpoRavUJyhw6

(We will try our best to arrange classes for the
students who are on the waitlist!)


Review of our Past Programs

2020 Fall Peer Tutoring Program

YIV’s Little Artists – where tutors explore different art techniques and styles with their tutee(s)!

Little Mathematicians – where interesting math concepts are explored by the tutor and tutee!

2020 Summer Peer Tutoring Program

End-of-Season Report

Feedback from tutors!


Aside from the peer tutoring program, YIV is also organizing opportunities for high-school students who are interested in experiencing the life of a professional teacher! Volunteers are welcomed to apply for those two teaching assistant opportunities by contacting [email protected]!


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