YOUTH PROGRAMS

All youth programs are provided at no cost.
 
 

NIGHTS ALIVE

Every Friday night we offer a drug, alcohol and harassment-free place for youth between 13 and 18-years-old to participate in a variety of activities in a safe and welcoming environment. Youth have access to community services, pool tables, guitars, a big screen TV with movies and games, an open gym, a kitchen, art supplies, and more!
 

Location: John Tod Centre Main Club, 150 Wood St, Youth Room

Hours: 8:30 PM to 12:00 AM, Fridays

 

Daily Details: A meal is provided. Safe rides home are available at 11 PM for youth who live in the Northshore and Brock.

 

How to Register: To register, please fill out the Youth Membership Form and bring it to the John Tod Centre Club location.

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AFTER SCHOOL DROP-IN

We provide an after-school drop-in program for youth between 11 and 18-years-old offering a variety of opportunities and activities led by positive adult role models for youth to gain meaningful life and social skills. Youth have access to a gym, a kitchen, a pool and ping pong table, games, books, movies, art supplies, and more!

 

Location: John Tod Centre Main Club, 150 Wood St, Youth Room

Hours: 3:00 pM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, September to June 

 

Daily Details: All youth are welcome to attend the Club and come and go as they like. Youth who attend Brocklehurst Middle School and Norkam Secondary School have the option to be picked up by our bus. Homework help and an afterschool snack are provided. 

 

How to Register: To register, please fill out the Youth Membership Form and bring it to the John Tod Centre Club location. 

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RBC Raise the Grade is a program designed to provide skills, mentors, and supports to students 12 to 18-years-old. It helps youth with academic support and career discovery. Through hands-on learning opportunities, a specific focus on personal interests and goals, and supportive relationships with mentors and volunteers, youth are given the skills and tools they need to be successful in school, work, and life. Learn more here: www.raisethegrade.ca

 

Location: John Tod Centre Main Club

Hours: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Wednesdays and Thursdays

 

Daily Details: A nutritious snack is provided and youth participate in a variety of structured activities as well as homework help time. 
 

How to Register: To register, please fill out the Youth Membership Form and bring it to the John Tod Centre Club location. 

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YOUTH LIFE SKILLS

Life Skills is a free program that teaches youth between 11 and 24 valuable life skills such as healthy cooking and eating, mental health and wellness, team building, employment skills, and preparing them for life after high school. Through our partnership with A Way Home we have had the opportunity to help teach youth going through transitional housing these valuable life skills.

 

Location: John Tod Centre Main Club, 150 Wood St., Youth Room

Hours: Group programming: Monday and Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, September to June for youth 11-18. One-on-one appointments: Youth 11-24 are welcome to schedule an appointment with our Youth Life Skills worker, Abby. 

 

Daily Details: Group programming focuses on structured activities and skills every school day with the following themes: Fancy Meal Mondays, Team Building Tuesdays, Wellness Wednesdays, Workshop Thursdays, and Fun Fridays. One-on-one programming helps youth achieve specific goals. 
 

How to RegisterPlease complete the Youth Membership Form and return it to Abigail Smith at the John Tod Centre or call at 250-554-5437 ext. 212. 

 

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GIRLS & Boys Group

We offer a girls group and a boys group for youth between 12 and 18-years-old. The youth choose the types of activities they would like to participate in at the Club and in the community to help foster leadership skills, independence, engagement, 
self-awareness, and self-confidence. 

 

Location: John Tod Centre Main Club, 150 Wood St, Youth Room

Hours: Girls Group: Last Thursday of every month from 4:00 to 6 PM. Boys Group: Last Wednesday of every month from 4:00 to 6 PM.

 

Daily Details: Youth gather in a safe space to connect with their each other and experience new opportunities. A snack is provided.
 

How to Register: To register, please fill out the Youth Membership Form and bring it to the John Tod Centre Club location.

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Drop-in Wellness

Drop-in Wellness program is an inclusive, judgement free, respectful of youth voice, safe place for youth to connect to the supports they need. Youth have support making positive and healthy choices, access to group programs such as Flex Your Head, and connections to community resources brought in to the Club to support the youth where they are at. 

 

Location: John Tod Centre, Community Room, 150 Wood St.

Hours: Monday-Friday 2:00-4:30 PM, Flex Your Head Fridays 4:00-6:00 PM call for more information. 

 

Daily Details: Transitional service for youth wellness, discussion topics and supports are youth driven. Snacks provided. 
 

How to Register: To register, please fill out the Youth Membership Form and bring it to the John Tod Centre Club.

 

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LEADERShip council

The Youth Leadership Council encourages the development of leadership, cooperation, teamwork, employment, planning and organizational skills. 

 

Location: John Tod Centre Main Club, 150 Wood St, Youth Room

Hours: Twice monthly - every second Friday 4:00 PM-5:00 PM 

 

Daily Details: Youth Council meets during after-school drop-in hours to plan youth-related programming, events, and volunteer opportunities outside of regular Club hours. Nutritious snacks are provided. 

 

How to Register: There is a selection process to sit on the council to ensure a suitable fit. Please see our Youth Programs Leader for more information. 

 

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SUMMER DROP-IN

Throughout the summer, we offer a drop-in program for youth between 12 and 18-years-old. Youth participate in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor social, recreational activities to develop life skills and interact socially in a positive, safe, and harassment-free environment. 

 

Location: John Tod Centre Main Club, 150 Wood St, Youth Room

Hours: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, July & August

 

Daily Details: A nutritious snack is provided. Youth may also go on day trips to the waterslides, bowling, swimming, and more!
 

How to Register: To register, please fill out the Youth Membership Form and bring it to the John Tod Centre Club location.

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LEAD UP!

Lead Up is a project that provides youth 13 to 18-years-old with opportunities to engage in employment, service, and volunteer initiatives that will address community needs and help them develop life and employment skills, self-confidence, and leadership abilities.

 

Location: Brocklehurst Middle School, 985 Windbreak St., and John Tod Centre Club, 150 Wood St. 

 

Hours:

  • Wednesdays, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Brocklehurst Middle School  

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM at John Tod Centre Club

 

Daily Details: Youth participate in a variety of activities that support their employability and leadership skills such as group discussions, surveys, mock interviews, focus groups, photovoice projects, and more. Youth will also have the opportunity to participate in a youth-led regional forum hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Canada.

 

How To Register: To register, please email Niki Mahon, Lead UP Facilitator, at leadup.bgckam@gmail.com

 

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Career Launch

CareerLaunch is a free, pre-employment program for youth 14 to 24-years-old. The course is conducted over two days covering topics such as resume development, interview preparation, job search skills, finding references, how to keep a job, professionalism and more. Youth who participate in CareerLaunch can apply for a first-time job with our new social enterprise, Kids Party Place.

 

Location: John Tod Centre, Community Room, 150 Wood St.

Hours: October dates coming soon! 

 

Daily Details: Youth participate in discussions and hands-on activities. Lunch and snacks included. Each youth receives a $20 honorarium for attending both days. 
 

How to Register: To register, please fill out the form below and send it to resource@bgckamloops.com. Space limited to 8 participants. First come, first serve.

 

Waitlist Information: Join our waitlist to participate in CareerLaunch by emailing youthresource@bgckamloops.com.

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