Abbottsfield Youth Project offers a total of 8 auxiliary programs throughout the Abbottsfield and Clareview neighborhoods.
Homework Help Club
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 5:00-6:30 pm at the Homesteader Community Center inside the brown Capital Region townhouse complex, located at 513 Hermitage Road. 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 takes place on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:15 pm. at Bannerman Community League located at 3120 139 ave. Thrive 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 Thrive, children learn exciting ways to become active, try healthy recipes, and learn relaxation techniques.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This program serves children in Grade 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.