SWCC began the Youth on Water (YOW) program as a volunteer pilot project in 2009 with 9 participants. YOW has grown annually, establishing itself as a flagship summer program for families in the villages, reserves and communities of northwest British Columbia's Skeena river watershed. A watershed-wide a white-water guide training program that is focused on safety, technical river skills and watershed awareness. YOW specializes in youth empowerment through sincere relationship building between youth and the river and among the diverse participants with a dynamic challenge-by-choice program.
Learn more at skeenawatershed.com/initiatives/yow