The Abegweit Mi’kmaq Youth Achieve Strategy is a community-based partnership-driven strategy that will engage youth and community stakeholders in the development of programs, activities and initiatives designed to ensure youth have what they need to be healthy and successful.
The Reach for the Stars program, an innovative and evidence-based after-school program for youth in junior high, provides activities and supports for students who are at risk of developing mental health and addiction challenges.
The PEI Queer Youth Collective is a low-barrier social support initiative designed to promote community connection, community leadership, resiliency and psychosocial well-being among LGBTQ2+ identified youth and youth allies. Group meetings are currently held in Summerside and Charlottetown.
The Nutritional Breakfast Program operates Monday-Friday from 6:30am - 8:30am year-round, providing children with a healthy, hearty breakfast, physical activity, time with friends, and homework support. Members also receive transportation to the club and school, along with healthy food for their lunches if needed.
Wild Child provides opportunities for children to get active in an unstructured outdoor environment with trained facilitators who have a passion for nature and working with children. Program supports healthy child development by promoting physical activity, encouraging prosocial behaviours, improved coping skills, increased confidence and enhanced emotional development.
The Great Futures program aims to remove barriers and provide high-quality, educationally, socially and recreationally based programming to all children ages 5-14 regardless of household income. The aim is to introduce children to their communities, instill a value of giving back, work on taking responsibility, and showcase the value of forming partnerships within one’s community.
Elementary school children who are socially awkward, experience economic insecurity, are newcomers to the community, have physical, intellectual, emotional challenges or are marginalized children who simply need a friend to connect with are matched with a Teen Mentor for one hour per week during the school year. Mentors help boost confidence while encouraging achievement at school and attaining positive personal relationships.
The Life Skills and Job Readiness Program at Anderson House provides women and youth staying at the shelter with important tools and resources needed to promote independence, in turn helping to break the cycle of abuse and homelessness.
Blooming House’s primary goal is to provide a safe, harm reduction shelter, transportation and breakfast to women from various ethnic, age and socioeconomic backgrounds.