Youth Central’s Outreach program provides Calgary’s vulnerable youth with the tools to make positive change. The program engages at-risk youth with creative workshops and volunteer projects that help to develop music, writing, leadership and community service skills.
Unlike Youth Central’s other programs, Outreach is not open to the general public. Our Outreach Coordinator works directly with personnel and youth at the Calgary Young Offender Centre, Enviros ExCel Discovery program, and Discovering Choices Outreach Schools to facilitate Bounce Back and Discovering Choices Youth Councils.
For more information, please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Sylvia Galica-Casuncad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bounce Back engages youth through the Calgary Young Offender Centre and Enviros ExCel Discovery program. It draws on music, hip-hop culture, and the arts to help youth be creative and express their feelings and experiences in a safe and supportive environment. The goal of Bounce Back is to encourage youth to direct their emotions towards a positive outlet, think critically, and hone their artistic abilities.
Youth Central’s Outreach program currently works with four Discovering Choices Outreach high schools to develop and facilitate a youth council. These youth are committed to making their school and community a better place. With the help of our Outreach Coordinator, the youth council volunteers and facilitates fundraisers for several community organizations.