Programs for youth 13-18

Due to our current situation, we don’t yet know when we will be able to provide in person programs for children and youth and what those programs will look like. Although we are optimistic and have many ideas for safe programs that will mitigate risk, we must wait for direction from the province and local health authorities to move forward.

When we know more information, we will update this page.

Through our programs for youth, we provide youth with the tools to find employment and be prepared for their future with capacity building workshops   Our sports and recreation programs promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Social development programs for young women and young men provide a safe space for youth to discuss issues that matter to them with caring, responsible role models.  We encourage youth to volunteer their time in community events such as the WestWon Festival.

We are thankful to our community partners who generously help us deliver quality programs for youth

Vibe Arts for Children and Youth
Toronto Police T.R.O.O.P. (Toronto Recreational Outtripping Outreach Program)
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
Toronto Catholic District School Board – PSI (Priority Schools Initiative)
Canadian Tire Jump Start
Access Alliance  

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Raise the Grade sponsored by RBC and Trillium | 5-8:00pm Grade 8-12
Registered Program
Raise the Grade helps youth who are at risk of dropping out of school to explore, set and achieve their academic and career goals. The RTG program offers academic support, post secondary and career discovery, and opportunities to use technology and quality online resources. In the RTG program, youth will explore their interests, potential careers, and educational opportunities that could be part of their next life stage, whatever that may be. By the end of the program, participants will choose a post-secondary path and be helped to complete the necessary steps to get started, such as applications for college or university programs and /or financial assistance.

Mondays- Fridays

Youth Corner | 3:30pm-6:00pm | Grade 6- 8
A drop in program where emphasis is placed on team building, community development and life skills.  Opportunities for academic assistance, volunteer positions, and potential future employment are all available here. We will also cook, and go on community outings. Financial literacy, employment workshops and drug awareness workshops available.

Mondays

Power Youth | 6pm- 8pm | Grade 7 and up
In partnership with The Power Plant, this program aims to provide participants with new tools for self-expression and the opportunity to gain skills in creativity, communication and collaboration. Over the course of the program, participants visit The Power Plant for a guided tour, create their own works of art, and showcase their creativity at an annual exhibition.

Tuesdays

Keep’n it Real | 6pm- 8pm | Grade 7 and up
Real thoughts, real ideas- REAL DISCUSSIONS. Connect and socialize with your peers and hear the thoughts of staff. Watch documentaries or thought provoking films/movies and have a real discussion after.

Wednesdays

Girls Interact | 6:30pm-8:00pm | Grades 7 and up
A program created to empower girls with the necessary tools to succeed in this challenging world and to become healthy, educated, contributing young women. The members participate in workshops about cooking, healthy food choices and healthy body image. The group takes part in weekend seminars where they have an opportunity to bond and spend time together. The group also volunteers around the Club and within the Community.

Young Men’s Club | 6:30-8:00pm | Grade 7 and up
A program created to empower boys with the necessary tools to succeed in this challenging world and to become healthy, educated, contributing young men. The members participate in workshops about cooking, healthy food choices and healthy body image. The group takes part in weekend seminars where they have an opportunity to bond and spend time together. The group also volunteers around the Club and within the Community.

Thursdays

Kitchen Creation | 6pm- 8pm | Grade 7 and up
The Kitchen Creation program is designed to teach youth the basics of nutrition and nutritious cooking (there will be the occasional dessert). Gain some valuable life skills along with basic kitchen etiquette. Everything from recipe research, cost efficient shopping, healthy ingredient options and of course – cooking!  FREE food has never been this delicious!

Fridays

Gym Night | 6pm- 9pm | Grade 7 and up (when the weather permits)
Led by Tyrell, skills and drills are developed for group trainings which help strengthen teamwork by increasing individual skills.  By using some components of world renowned training, Skills & Fitness will focus largely on core training to help in many facets of the game of basketball.  One-on-one training will become available as specific goals are set by youth.  By increasing their physical activity in a team setting, youth will develop positive social relationships on and off the court.

Are you up for the Challenge | 6pm- 8pm | Grade 7 and up
Do you have what it takes to take on some of the most popular challenges on social media? Can you take on the best of the best in some of the most challenging board games and video games? Let us see what you can do!