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YOUTH PROGRAMS & SERVICES

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All youth programs & services are
provided at no cost.
Afterschool
Nights Alive

NIGHTS ALIVE

Every Friday night we offer a drug, alcohol and harassment-free place for youth between 13 and 21 years old to participate in a variety of activities in a safe and welcoming environment. Youth have access to resources and supplies, pool tables, 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: September to June 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Fridays

Nights Alive is not offered in July and August, please join us for youth summer drop-in 

Daily Details: A meal is provided. Safe rides home are available for youth who live in the North Shore, Brocklehurst, and South Shore.

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

-- Generously Funded By & in Partnership with --

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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: September to June

For ages 11-24 from noon to 3pm, Monday through Thursday

For ages 11-18 from 3pm to 6pm, Monday through Thursday.

 
 

Daily Details: All youth are welcome to attend the Club and come and go as they like. 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. 

-- Generously Funded By --

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Life Skills

YOUTH LIFE SKILLS & DROP-IN WELLNESS

Life Skills is a free program that teaches youth between 11 and 24 years old 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: Life Skills Every Tuesday from 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. 

 

Daily Details: Group programming focuses on structured activities and skills that involve wellness, making meals, and interpersonal skills such as team-building and communication. One-on-one programming helps youth achieve specific goals. 

Drop-in Mindfulness and Wellness 

Mindfulness and Wellness activities are tactile activities to offer regulation through creativity and art. This is a safe place for youth to connect to the support they need. Youth have support making positive and healthy choices, access to the "Chill Room" and group programs, and connections to community resources brought into the Club. 

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

 

Hours: Mindfulness, every Monday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm  

Wellness, every Wednesday 4:00-6:00 PM

See the schedule for full dates and times:

 

How to RegisterPlease complete the Youth Membership Form and return it to the John Tod Centre 

 

-- Generously funded by & in partnership with--

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YOUTH NECESSITY NOOK

Our Youth Necessity Nook is a free service for youth ages 11-24. Once per week, youth can receive non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, and household cleaning supplies. Reuseable bags are available. 

 

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

Hours: Mondays to Thursdays from noon to 6:00 PM

Fridays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

How to Register: No formal registration is required. We just need your name and birthdate. For more information, contact Anders at 250-851-6179 or youth@bgckamloops.com 

 

 

 

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Kamloops Community Donors

To donate to the Necessity Nook, click here: DONATE NOW

 

-- Generously funded by--

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YOUTH OUTREACH

We offer youth outreach during the school year at TREC school. Staff provide free hot and/or cold drinks, snacks, and hygiene supplies. 

 

There is a BGC Kamloops-branded fridge in TREC filled with premade meals, snacks, and basic essentials such as milk, cheese, and bread for students of TREC.

 

Location: BGC Kamloops Youth Room and TREC School

Hours: During the school year:

Daily from noon to 3:00 PM at BGC Kamloops

Tuesdays from Noon to 1:00PM at TREC

Daily Details: Access to food, drinks, & personal hygiene supplies.
 

How to Register: No registration is required. Open to all attending students of TREC 

 

For more information, contact Anders at 250-851-6179 or youth@bgckamloops.com 

-- Generously Funded By --

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Leadership Council

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 Tuesday 5:00 PM- 6:00 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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Raise the Grade

RAISE THE GRADE

Raise the Grade is a program designed to provide skills, mentors, and supports to students 11 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.

Location: John Tod Centre Main Club

Hours: Thursdays from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM, homework help is available Monday to Friday, along with access to a quiet space, office materials and a printer. Contact Caedmon at
leadup@bgckamloops.com to book a one-on-one workshop.
 

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. 

-- Generously Funded By & in Partnership with--

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LEAD UP 2.0

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: John Tod Centre Club, 150 Wood St. 

 

Hours:​ Every Thursday from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at John Tod Centre Club. See the schedule below for dates.

 

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, community engagement or volunteering, and more. 

 

How To Register: To register, please email Caedmon, Lead Up Facilitator, at leadup@bgckamloops.com

-- Generously Funded By & in Partnership with--

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Summer Drop in
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SUMMER DROP-IN

Throughout the summer, we offer a drop-in program for youth between 11 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 Thursday, 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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