Youth

Kiwassa is where youth learn, make friends and gain skills.

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House is a place for everyone in our community, and that includes youth who bring energy, enthusiasm and important perspectives. Youth programs at Kiwassa are youth directed and provide learning opportunities and challenges, in a fun, safe and social environment. Youth have lots of say in the programs! For more information please contact the Youth Programs Coordinator at 604.254.5401 ext. 223 or youthprograms@kiwassa.ca

Chimo Terrace Afterschool Program, 6 – 18 years old
In partnership with BC Housing for children and youth living at Chimo Terrace on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 3:30 pm – 6:45 pm.

Eastside Teen & Mini-Eastside Teen Program
Recreational, one on one support, information and referrals, social and supportive programs for teens on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Get involved!

Youth Settlement Program
Meet new people and connect to your community, one on one support, practice english, orientation & life skills workshops, resources, fun group activities and social outings for newcomer youth. Contact the Youth Settlement Workers at 604.254.5401.

Youth Leadership
Youth leadership training gives youth training and skill development in the areas of communications, self awareness, job search, leadership and teamwork as well as volunteer placements in Kiwassa programs.

Youth Action Committee
Youth are encouraged to plan and carry out community development projects relevant to their own interests and experience while learning about applying for funding, setting project goals, planning, and evaluation.

Eastside Power Mamas, Mothers 22 years and under
A social and educational program once a week where participants have opportunities to expand their social network, share their experiences, relax and have fun, attend workshops, and identify things they would like to learn about.

Kiwassa Education Program, Youth 16+
Offered by the Vancouver School Board, it offers opportunities to work towards your high school diploma in a flexible, self-paced format. Grade 11 and 12 courses are available in the core academic areas as well in a variety of elective courses. The program runs Monday – Thursday from 9am – 3pm during the school year. Contact Rob McGowan at ext 231.

Youth need positive places and programs to increase their skills, sense of self and connections.   Donations from individuals, and grants from government, business and private organizations help youth experience important recreational, learning and skill building programs. Thank you!