More Free Opportunities!
We have some great free opportunities to share from leadership programs to financial support for extracurricular activities...there are so many ways to help your children grow and develop.
Healthy Relationships 101
Empower Simcoe, in partnership with the Women & Children's Shelter of Barrie, are excited to share a Healthy Relationships 101 group for high school aged youth. This program starts on October 6th and runs Thursday evenings at 7pm at Shak's World at 59 Maple Avenue in Barrie. Registration is open now! Connect with Maureen by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (705) 790-5186 for more information and to register.
Empower Simcoe Youth Programs
Empower Simcoe is preparing to launch their new, fully inclusive youth program, beginning with virtual opportunities for all youth! The only criteria to attend is you must be a high school student. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey in the link below and let them know what is important to you!
Future Possibilities for Kids
Ready, Set, Goal! is a free leadership program for children 9 to 12 years old. Program participants are given the space to strengthen their problem-solving skills, practice creative thinking, engage in a team, build confidence, and develop community awareness leading to civic engagement. Kids will be challenged to communicate powerfully, take on responsibility and most importantly, have fun! Apply now! https://www.fpcanada.org/programs/ready-set-goal
YMCA Youth Leadership
Get involved in your community, make new friends and develop your potential as a participant of the YMCA Youth Leadership program. It is an exciting, engaging program for youth grades 5 through 12, opening doors to:
Meet and get to know other youth in your community
Build leadership, problem solving and communications skills
Acquire training and certifications
Earn volunteer hours for school
Make a difference and get involved in your community
Attend camps and experience one of our retreats
Travel to other countries
Make friends for life and have fun! https://ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca/youth-leadership/
In Need of Financial Support for Extracurriculars?
YouthReach is a Simcoe County-based charity that helps provide kids with the opportunity to get involved in the programs they want to participate in. They try their best to help as many kids in our communities as they can. They provide grants to help families pay for registration fees for programs. YouthReach can provide up to $250.00 in a 12 month period. https://youthreach.ca
We Are the Villagers
We Are the Villagers is a Simcoe County-based charitable organization who provides financial assistance to children from low income homes to participate in recreational, artistic and cultural programs, and to provide mentoring and counselling to those who request it.
Check them out at: https://watvnew.com/what-we-do/our-kids