Children & Youth Programs
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activities for children and for youth.
Programs & Services : Children & Youth Programs
CNH has been working with children and youth since our very beginnings, tailoring our services to the needs of young people in our communities and responding to the call of the times. We know that kids face a lot of challenges as they journey through the school years on their way to become amazing adults, and our job is to support them along the way, to provide a safe and stimulating environment where they can grow to reach their full potential. We offer programs that address many needs like after-school care, weekend recreation and social programs, evening workshops and entertainment, healthy life habits, drug proofing and alternatives to violence and other high risk behaviours. We work hard to give kids and young adults a place to have fun, learn and grow.
Our Tutoring Program matches young students with volunteer tutors who meet with them in our centre to help with homework and provide creative learning opportunities. Volunteer tutors are carefully screened to ensure they have the skills and ability to help, and are carefully matched to provide an optimum learning experience.
Our Kidz Klub operates from 3pm to 6pm each weekday, and offers a free program of activities, homework support, physical and social recreation activities, as well as snacks to the after school crowd. For a small fee, we offer an all day program for PA days and March Break. Participants are included in weekly open circles where they discuss activities and make suggestions about the program. This program helps children foster positive relationships with their peers, and best of all, it’s fun!
B-Safe was a pilot project in 2010, and is now incorporated into our Kidz Klub. It is an early intervention, crime prevention project designed to help children and youth from the Moss Park, St. Jamestown, and Regent Park communities who are struggling with behavioural issues, aggression and peer pressure. B-Safe provides a safe space for crime prevention education, self-expression and mentorship. Some of the many benefits of this type of early intervention can include reduced rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, teen suicide, child abuse or neglect and domestic violence. It also helps improve educational achievement.
On Saturdays and Sundays, our Weekend Youth Club offers recreational and social activities for youth aged 13 to 21. Along with safe, unstructured space to gather with peers, there are bi-monthly meetings with staff to offer program suggestions and special events and activities. A Youth Advisory committee contributes to the overall direction of the program. Some activities are gender specific while others are open to both male and female participants.
Piloted in 2009, the Young Women’s Club is designed for young women aged 13 to 17. Offered 2 nights a week and Saturdays, the program provides participants an opportunity to talk with their peers about the issues of the day, make new friends, and build on their social, economic and healthy lifestyle skills.
Girls Nite Out is an opportunity for girls 11 and 12 years old to get together in a safe place to share activities, discuss current issues and build self esteem and leadership skills.
The Boyz 2 Men Club has been a part of CNH for many years now, and offers boys and young men a safe place to discuss issues and concerns, mentoring, and opportunities to build self esteem and the skills young men need to succeed in the world today.
We also offer a terrific Summer Leadership Program for youth aged 13 and over. This program is part of our Summer Camp program.
Registration for the 2015 Summer Camp will be availble later in the year. $75 per week. Subsidies are available.
Camp CNH is a fun and educational day program for children and youth between the age of 5 and 13. We provide many opportunities for the social, recreational, cultural and educational development of our campers, through team-building activities centered on recreation, language, and the arts. Activities include arts & crafts, sports, games, drama, dance, music and photography as well as swimming and field trips. Most important, friends are made and unforgettable adventures are to be had!
Our campers enjoy diverse programming that includes daily swimming trips, arts and community engagement activities in and around our neighbourhood, as well as group trips to exciting destinations every Friday.
Spaces are still available in all age groups, so anyone who wishes to register a camper can visit Central Neighbourhood House to pick up a flyer, call our Child and Youth Program Coordinator, Chantal Guthrie (416) 925-4363 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a form.
We look forward to another exciting summer of fun and adventure!