Meet Your Coordinator: Michael Barbour – Choices for Youth

Meet Your Coordinator is a series where we interview your Youth Ventures coordinators so that you can get to know them. We are back again for the 2019 Youth Ventures season, and today we have Michael Barbour at Choices for Youth in St. John’s.

What is your name?
Mike Barbour

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?

Choices for Youth Ropewalk Lane

What are some of your
favourite hobbies?
Coaching basketball and reading comic books

What’s your
favourite movie?
The Shawshank redemption

What is your
favourite band?
The Rolling Stones, Wu-tang clan and Cher

What is your
favourite restaurant?
Fort Amherst Pub

Do you have any pets?
Yes a 106 pound dog named Louie

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Building a business and being your own boss

What is the coolest business you heard of?
The possibilities with 3D printing seems to be interesting, it is cool to see the multiple business growing with this technology.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?
Getting to know some awesome people and helping them chase their own passions


What are some interesting business opportunities you see in your region?
Social Enterprise is on the rise!


What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
We can help you build your own dream job.


What is the most important thing people of any age who want to start a business need to know?

It will not always be easy, but it will be worth it.

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?
709-697-4936 or