Abbottsfield Youth Project offers a total of 9 auxiliary programs throughout the Abbottsfield and Clareview neighborhoods.  

(Currently not running)

Mini Make Way for play

AYP's first program derived from our summer camps! Mini Make Way for Play runs out of our AYP office on Monday's from 6:00-7:00 PM.This unstructured program engages children in free play, creativity, and imagination. Boxes, painting, recycled crafts, slime, and sensory play will all be explored in this program. Mini Make Way for Play is for children from grades 1-3 only. 

Healthy Heroes &


This program takes place on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:15 pm. at Abbottsfield Recreation Centre. Healthy Heroes is a holistic wellness program. The program focuses on developing a healthy heart, body, and mind.  The program implements engaging activities to promote positive self-esteem, coping strategies, and mood regulation. Through Healthy Heroes/Sports children learn exciting ways to become active, try healthy recipes, and learn relaxation techniques.

Homework Help

Homework Help takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:15 pm at our AYP office located at 10608 34 street. AYP provides a safe and supportive environment for children to complete school assignments and access one-on-one tutoring.  Children are matched with volunteer tutors that work with them throughout the year.    

Art with AYP

Art takes place on Tuesdays from 5:45-7:00 pm at the Hairsine Community Center located at 3120 – 139 Ave. This program promotes strategies for children to increase their creativity and self-esteem through a variety of art based activities such as drama, dance, sculpting, creative writing, drawing and painting.



This program serves children in Grades 5 and 6 who are currently registered in our C.O.L.S program. The purpose of this program is to give grade 6 participants the opportunity to grow and develop their leadership skills in a fun and safe environment.  This program takes place on Mondays from 6:00-7:30 pm at our AYP office. This program begins in January. 


Grade 7 Prep

This program is for Grade 6 children currently registered in our C.O.L.S program.  The focus of the program is to assist children in the often difficult transition from elementary to junior high. This program takes place on Mondays from 6:00-7:30pm at our AYP office.  This program does not begin until April. 

Community Explorers

Due to COVID-19 regulations, our Community Explorers Group is currently suspended.

Community Explorers serves to give opportunity to participants in the Abbottsfield and Clareview neighborhoods to explore our city. Participants are taken on a variety of field trips throughout Edmonton to gain a better understanding of what our city has to offer and inspire passion and imagination. This program is for children in grades 4,5,6 who have spent a minimum of one year in our C.O.LS program.  


Junior High

This program takes place at our AYP office on Thursday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm. Junior High aims to support youth in junior high to build relationships with peers and staff through a variety of recreational and art based activities in a safe and secure environment where they are encouraged to make healthy lifestyle choices, and maintain relationships with peers and Child Development Coordinators.

Growing Leaders

This program serves as an opportunity for teens to hone their leadership skills and gain volunteer experience by becoming mentors to the children in our Summer Break Program.  For two weeks they accompany our team and our children.  They help prepare and give out snack, lead games, act as mentors, and support our participants when needed. At the end of summer programming, Growing Leaders are awarded volunteer hours and given a reference letter.