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.
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.