VWAT Family Services

'Empowering our Community'

Youth Programs

VWAT Youth Programs

Designed for youth aged 13-24, VWAT’s Youth Programming believes all youth have skills and strengths. VWAT strives to offer opportunities for youth to capitalize on those qualities and show the great things they are capable of. Join to give your input in skill building workshops, lead critical discussions, participate in volunteer opportunities, get involved in recreational activities, and go on field trips to explore Toronto. Join to build skills, make new friends, and contribute back to your community. Earn volunteer hours as well.

VWAT Youth Leadership Program

The VWAT Youth Leadership Program is for you if you want to meet new people, build your marketable skills, and volunteer in the community! In this program, also known as the Youth Group, you have the opportunity to make a real impact on our neighborhood. Volunteer together at the soup kitchen, fundraise with our homemade Plushie Toy Sale, lead the Games section at VWAT’s annual Lantern Festival—you can do it with us.

Location: 1756 St. Clair Ave West (VWAT office)
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Contact: Tina Hang (647) 723-2165 ext. 115 tina@vwat.org

Healthy Active Living Program (HALP)

Do you like to play sports or try new activities that get your heart pumping? Join HALP to find other youth who like be athletic and be in a team environment. We meet once a week to play a sport or take a class in an alternative exercise. HALP regularly play basketball, soccer, and badminton; but we also have guest instructors for activities such as yoga, martial arts, or dance!

Location: 1700 Keele St (George Harvey C.I.)
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 6-8pm

Contact: Tina Hang (647) 723-2165 ext. 115 tina@vwat.org

Newcomers Connections Club (NCC)

A program only for George Harvey C.I. students, newcomer youth and Student Mentors come together to do all things Canadian. Discussions about Canadian life and its intrigues, games to build teamwork and English language skills, field trips across the city—this program is for youth who want to connect with other peers at George Harvey. Join us as a newcomer youth and see what we have to offer or as a Volunteer Student Mentor and help plan the meetings.

Location: 1700 Keele St (George Harvey C.I.)
Date: Every Friday
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm

Contact: Tina Hang (647) 723-2165 ext. 115 tina@vwat.org

VWAT Youth Leadership Award

For youth who successfully complete the program requirements and gave significant contributions to our community, they are awarded the VWAT Youth Leadership Award.

Requirements:
• 2 Critical Thinking meetings
• 2 Volunteer events
• 2 Skills Development sessions
• 2 Extracurricular actives
• 2 leadership roles for meetings or events

We are proud to name 4 recipients of the 2015 Youth Leadership Award

Dung My Chau
Jorge Cordero
Henry Chau
Tinny Nguyen

Updated: August 30, 2016 — 9:40 am
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