Together we win! Is a program for boys and girls will offer a 36-week youth engagement and leadership program. It will provide 3 training sessions mentors/leaders; 3 training sessions for youth mentors/leaders; and 3 youth celebration nights. These celebration nights will be important to re-enforce the networking dimension of Together!
Boyz ‘N’ Tobacco is a program centred on youth engagement for male youth between the ages of 13-24 in health promotion initiatives. The focus is on tobacco use prevention and other correlated topics such as physical activity, healthy eating and injury prevention.
Girlz ‘N’ Tobacco is a female specific focused program centred on pressing issues that young females face in adolescence including self-esteem, body image, and peer pressure. This program is geared towards female youth between the ages of 13-24 and promotes health initiatives. The focus is on tobacco use prevention and other correlated topics such as physical activity, healthy eating and injury prevention
One of the aims of these programs is to inspire leadership; our approach is to have a youth-led and adult supported program where older youth can act as mentors for younger youth in the promotion of healthy lifestyles. The young mentors are able to choose from a set of activities and plan new activities focused outside of the self, using a method that covers healthy problem solving skills, a healthy emotional response, and a healthy behavioural response.
Our summer program is open to children 8-18 years of age. It places utmost importance on the constant supervision of children, under enforced health and safety regulations. We allow children to play and learn in a fun environment that is safe and secure. This means that we have well trained staff that has excellent knowledge in working with children. Our staff collects signed consent forms for any field trips or excursions, we take attendance at least two times daily and keep an active head count at all times.
We provide both indoor and outdoor recreation for children and youth. Our indoor activities include: Ice breakers, Arts & Crafts, Afternoon Movies, capacity building workshops, health & safety education, and nutritional education. Our outdoor activities include games, sports, play, fun field Activities and basic camping skills.