Meet Our Alumni

See all of our Alumni and the communities that they have traveled from.

Alumni Stories

Read blog posts from past participants about their NYA experiences. You’ll learn about Orientation, Participants’ host families and communities, work placements, adventures in Guatemala and Botswana, and the friendships and bonds formed through NYA.

Alumni Services

Maintaining relationships with Alumni and keeping them engaged with NYA and the goals they set for themselves through the program is a top priority for NYA. There are a number of services NYA offers to Alumni that promote this priority including connecting Alumni to resources for education, facilitating opportunities for Alumni to participate in NYA in new capacities, recognizing achievements of alumni and more.

Alumni Bursary

Each year NYA offers a number of $500 bursaries to deserving Alumni who are pursuing full-time post-secondary education. Since this initiative began in 2011, NYA has contributed bursaries to 76 Alumni to assist with the financial burden of attending a college or university program, and to reward their ambition and commitment to education and personal success.

Post-Secondary Support

NYA is dedicated to ensuring a successful and sustainable transition to post-secondary education for our Alumni. We have garnered experience in navigating many different aspects of this transition and continue to make significant efforts to support Alumni in the pursuit of post-secondary education.