As part of the Safety Program the Youth Outreach Workers (YOW) provide a safe and positive presence in the neighbourhood by connecting with children and youth at after school programs. They build relationships with the children, youth, the parents, and community members.
The Youth Outreach provide
Safety walks for local children and youth
Relief staff for Walking School Bus
An open and listening ear
Resources on issues facing today’s children and youth
The Youth Outreach Workers also
Intervene and resolve youth/children issues
Conduct safety audits throughout North Point Douglas
Partner with various organizations
Attend network meetings
This summer the YOWs were involved in different activities such as
The Butterfly Gala
Austin Street Festival
Youth Employment Program
October 11, 2012 was the first annual International Day of the Girl. The Youth Outreach Workers put on an event in the drop in for local female youths
Bullying Awareness week is November 12-18th. On Thursday November the 15th, the YOWs will be holding an information session in the drop in. Also in the evening they will be having a gathering with local female youths.
Youth Outreach Workers will be starting the YMCA program again in October 2013. On Wednesday evenings, the YOWs will be taking a group of youth to the North End YMCA.
Don’t have a membership? We will PAY for your one year membership and will provide transportation on Wednesday nights.
Boys and Girls ages 6 – 17 are welcome.
From 6 – 7:30pm
Please contact Hillary or Tara for more information @ 204-921-1673or 204-963-3176
Our YOWs partner with a variety of community organizations including Norquay School, Norquay Community Center, Boys and Girls Club, Graffiti Art Gallery, Winnipeg Police Service and the City of Winnipeg. Their summer activities include the Youth Employment Project, Community Gardening, Bike Rodeo, and the Austin Street Festival.
Over the last year the YOWs have had 5529 contacts with youth, 2461 with parents, have done 153 safe walks, 732 park surveillances, and intervened with 21 high risk incidents – 7 of which were in regards to bullying.
Youth Outreach Workers can be contact by phone:
Outreach Cell Phone Number: (204) 998 9665
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Are you being bullied?
Are there safey issue you would like to comment on?
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