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Kick Start After School Program
This after-school and summer program for children and youth ages 7 to 18, offers homework assistance, games, sports, arts and crafts, comedy, theatre, cooking and kick-boxing sessions, as well as mentoring and leadership development for older youth.
Children and youth are given the opportunity to express themselves through movement in the Kick Start after school recreation program. The participants of this program play and practice through sports, outdoor play, play acting, or activities of their choice.
The Kick Start participants learn interesting science facts by fascinating hands-on experiments with different materials that react in surprising ways. From creating volcanoes, balance and momentum using an egg on a spoon, creating paper airplanes with gravity activity, exploring your senses through smelling mysterious scents in a bag, discovering how air pressure works, how sound travels and generates, and figuring out which side of the body is more dominant, and law of motion focusing on the Newton Laws.
Celebrating Canadian diversity, each week the Kick Start participants examine a different culture through food, language, art and traditional dress.
Arts and Crafts
To foster creativity, imagination and give children and youth a sense of accomplishment, Kick Start participants are given a large selection of supplies to create things like cards, posters, picture frames, mini stories, comic strips, and banners for celebrations.
An opportunity for children and youth to watch movies that might provide a glimpse into history, exposure to different cultures, a look at stories they might not gravitate towards, a jump-start conversation on a difficult subject matter or just provide them with much needed “down time”.
Kick Start Summer Camp
This summer camp is a fun and safe place where children and youth can make new friends and enjoy many different indoor/outdoor activities, such as; soccer tournaments, baseball tournaments, scavenger hunts, dance competitions, swimming, trips to the beach, yoga, relay races, painting, and much more. Through these activities children and youth can express themselves, learn leadership, social skills, and most importantly have fun.
Youth Outreach Workers
Youth Outreach Workers find resources, initiatives and community programs to provide support and assistance to youth in the underserviced Taylor Massey area to help them to succeed.
Youth Job Link
Youth Job Link helps youth, including students, between the ages of 15 to 29 who face barriers to employment benefit from some extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market. Youth Job Link services include:
- Career exploration services to support career decision-making and provide job search assistance
- Career management services to improve readiness for employment
- Job search, job readiness and job matching assistance to connect with employment opportunities, including summer jobs
Youth Works is a twelve week program for youth looking for work experience.
Over the twelve week period, the Youth Works program offers an hourly wage during the four week of in-class, pre-employment training and eight week work placement. WHIMS, CPR and First Aid training is provided.
- 15 to 30 years old
- Out of school
- High school diploma or less
- Eligible to work in Canada
- Not working
- Not receiving Employment Insurance (EI)
- Able to attend program hours of Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.