Apply / Nominate a School

Do you want to bring YPI to your school? The first step is to submit an application form. Before you do so, please review the program requirements and information below. We welcome you to reach out to the YPI team for a conversation in advance.   

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YPI Application Form ›

YPI is currently recruiting new schools for the 2018‐2019 school year! If you would like to nominate a school to participate in the program, click the button below to go to the form, and we will be in touch with them soon.

School Nomination Form

Does my school meet the requirements?

  • YPI will be taught in all classes of one mandatory course across one chosen grade/year level: 9 or 10. This is in order to be inclusive to all students.
  • Your school's YPI Lead Teacher will be the main point of contact for YPI communications, and will provide updates on your school's YPI project upon request throughout the year.
  • YPI will be delivered over the course of at least four weeks (in each class), using/adapting the lessons in the provided YPI curriculum guide.
  • Charity site visits are a requirement of YPI. Your school will permit/support students to make off-campus site visits to their chosen charities.
  • Charities are to be identified and selected by students, and must meet the YPI eligibility requirements: registered charity providing social services directly to people in your local community.
  • A Final Presentations Assembly will be arranged to permit finalist teams from each class to give their presentation to an audience and a panel of judges. Minimum recommendation for audience: one entire grade level. Judging panel must have a majority of students.

If you have any questions about the requirements, we'd be happy to speak with you!
Please contact us.

How does the program work?

Please have a look at the What We Do section of the website to get a detailed outline of YPI.

You can find samples of the resources available to you here. Once enrolled in YPI, a ready made YPI Curriculum Guide is available to you via our online Teacher Resources section.

What will I need to prepare before I can apply? 

You will need the support of a school administrator who will be able to authorize your school's participation in YPI.

On the application, you will be asked six short answer questions which will require some reflection about your school and how the YPI program would fit in with your community. You can preview those questions here, in order to properly consider them before beginning the application.

I still have some questions.

We would love to speak with you about how YPI can fit into your school and what resources will be provided to support you and your students thoughout the program. Whether through e-mail or over the phone, we can provide you with the background information you need to make an informed decision about bringing YPI into your school.

Please contact us and we will arrange a time suitable for you.




Sample Resources

Welcome to YPI - Students

The "Welcome to YPI - Students" video introduces students to YPI; how it works, what they will be doing and what they can expect to learn. Use this video to get students excited about this unique, real-life project!

**NOTE: We also provide enrolled teachers with a "Welcome to YPI - Teachers" video, which outlines the the principles of YPI in more depth.

Presentation Tips

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The YPI Speak Out DVD provides students with ten tips for creating stellar presentations. Teachers can share this tool with students using the link below. Additional DVD resources are available in the Learning Zone section of our website.

YPI Final Presentations Event Support Package

We provide you with a complete package of important resources for planning and hosting your YPI Final Presentations Event including a Guide to Planning your YPI final, Final Presentations Judgin Sheet, Information for Judges, and Photo Composition tips to guide you in taking great photos of your team!