Youth Program

Spirit of the Children Society šxʷʔáləqʷaʔ Youth Hub

LOCATION
#102-2664 Kingsway Avenue | Port Coquitlam, BC | V3C-1T8

**ANNOUNCEMENT ON SUMMER HOURS 2019**

This is an important announcement that all Youth programs (Youth, Iskwew, Napew, Tweenie, SOGI) will be changing to summer hours as of June 10th 2019. These new hours are 5:00-8:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

These summer hours will be in effect until the first week of September.

As of June 10, there will be no school pickups, and head office pickups by request only. School pickups (Central, Minnekhada, and Cedar Drive) will recommence as of the first week of September.

These changes are separate from the Summer Tweenie Program, which will run during daytime for the duration of the summer, effective in July 2019. If you have any questions regarding the summer day program, please contact Ernie Cardinal or Kasey Sum at 604-554-0686.

OUR YOUTH PROGRAMS
Youth Program Drop-In – Mon & Wed 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
For any youth 13 to 18 years old. Free shuttle from New West location available upon request only, leaves 4:15pm. Youth focus on personal development, Cultural teachings, and creative expression. We provide a healthy and supportive environment where youth can be themselves. We provide meals and bus tickets. Come and check out the different activities we do each week. Registration is ongoing and runs all year.

Iskwew Girls Group – Tuesdays 4:00pm-7:00pm
(5:00pm-8:00pm Summer Hours)

For girls ages 10 to 15. Free shuttle from the New Westminster head office location available upon request only, leaves at 3:00pm. This group is just for girls. SOTCS will offer a caring and empowering setting where they can learn their Culture in a fun and insightful way. Registration is ongoing and runs all year.

Tweenies Group – Thursdays 4:00pm-7:00pm
(5:00pm-8:00pm Summer Hours)

For Youth ages 7-12. Free shuttle from local schools and our New Westminster location available upon request only, leaves at 3:00pm. Since this age has just transitioned out of early childhood, we will be working with different aspects of youth development with the main focus on building a strong sense of Belonging. Our indigenous perspectives and medicine wheel teaching will be intertwined throughout all programming. Registration is ongoing and runs all year.

Napew Boys Group – Tuesdays 4:00pm – 7:00pm
(5:00pm-8:00pm Summer Hours)

For Youth aged 10 to 15. This group is just for boys. The group will meet in our Main Office in New Westminster. SOTCS will offer a caring and empowering setting where they can learn their Culture in a fun and insightful way. Registration is ongoing and runs all year.

S.O.G.I Group – Fridays 5:00pm – 8:00pm
(5:00pm-8:00pm Summer Hours)

For All Ages. Sexual Orientation Gender Identification support group and circle. Our goal is to include and celebrate diversity. Open to all Youth. Registration is ongoing and runs all year.

Youth Enhancement Program
On-going 1:1 Outreach support for Children/Youth that are in care, out of care, and are at risk of coming into care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development. This enhancement program will assist the children/youth from the ages 7 to 12 (tweenies) and 13 to 19 (youth) with culturally appropriate Rites of Passage for when they transition out of care. To engage and empower our future leaders.

*Additional youth drop-ins are being planned for every night of the week (Monday to Friday), each one unique and exciting.

CONTACT THE HUB
Got any questions? Want more information? Contact program manager Ernie Cardinal at 778-903-1002 or e.cardinal@sotcs.ca

You can also follow the Hub on Facebook by clicking on the link HERE

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