Carolina Meneses, Newcomer Youth/Youth Drop-In Coordinator
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SNA Newcomer Youth/Youth Drop In Program is open to anyone ages 12-18. New youth are welcome anytime! The Newcomer Youth/Youth Drop In Program runs out of the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre (MERC) located at 430 Langside Street – Monday to Friday, 6:30 pm-9 pm. A full healthy meal is served every evening and a safe ride home or bus tickets are provided at the end of every night. Outings or activities are planned every evening and youth have the option of coming and just hanging out with staff, being creative with crafts, or using the gym. Activities and outings include going to the beach, sports, games, movies, skating, cooking class, bowling, roller skating, and many more! All of these activities are free to registered youth.
The Newcomer Youth/Youth Drop In Program at Spence Neighbourhood Association was put together due to a need to connect the growing number of newcomers that are settling in the West Central community to educational, recreational, and cultural resources. The program runs 5 days a week from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm for children 12 to 18 years of age.
Our goal is to support newcomer youth and families in connecting them to resources that will fulfill their needs and support the settlement process. The program also aims to extend support and mentorship to the larger community which includes other newcomer serving agencies.
The Newcomer Youth/Youth Drop in Program networks with other newcomer serving agencies to provide services for newcomer youth and their families such as:
NEEDS Inc., IRCOM, City Church, NISW, NOWAN, Klinic, New Journey Housing, local schools, Global Welcome Centre, Welcome Place, the Aurora Family Centre, SERC and West End Women’s Center.
Newcomer Youth/Youth Drop In Program is delivering cultural meal kits to its participants!
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