Keona Simmons (pictured right) was part of the first YMCA Community Action Network cohort! As part of YCAN, participants select and lead an initiative to serve their community, and Keona’s project was the community garden in Halifax. She was born in raised in the community of East Preston.  

YCAN is part of the Canada Service Corps. In partnerships with other YMCAs across Canada, participants are trained and mentored to successfully select, lead, deliver, and evaluate service initiatives in their own communities.  





Along with two other girls from Winnipeg and Saskatchewan, Keona was chosen to represent the entire YCAN program in Toronto for the Global Youth Summit in August!