YOMA is a community youth organization created by youth for youth in Manotick and the surrounding communities. YOMA represents the on-going need for a secure, safe, accessible and welcoming space for youth in rural areas. The ultimate goal of YOMA is to be able to build a youth centre, which would offer community focused social and preventative programs, intervention services, life skills development and leadership opportunities. YOMA meets weekly allowing for local area youth to join in and enjoy the activities and services provided by our organization.Youth members also meet regularly with program staff to discuss and plan weekly events and activities for youth in the community. Currently YOMA is made up of students from four area high schools.