YOUTH PROGRAMS & SERVICES

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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: 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 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.

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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 Four Directions/TREC, 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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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: Group programming: Every Tuesday from 4:30 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 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 the "Chill Room" and group programs, and connections to community resources brought into the Club. Youth staff support the youth where they are at. 

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

 

Hours: Drop-In Wellness, every second Wednesday 5:00-6:00 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 

 

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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 and Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Fridays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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

 

 

 

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Kamloops Community Donors

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YOUTH OUTREACH

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

**NEW** There is now 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: TREC and Directed Suspension Schools

Hours: During the school year:

Tuesdays from 11:00AM to 11:30AM at Directed

Tuesdays from Noon to 1:00PM at TREC

Thursdays from 1:30PM to 2PM at Directed

Please check back for summer locations and times.

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

How to Register: No registration is required. Open to all attending students of TREC and Directed Suspension schools

 

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

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CREATING CONNECTIONS

We offer a safe place for youth between 13 and 18 years old to come to talk about mental health and addiction issues. This program is run by trained Social Worker Facilitators.

The goal of this program is to enhance addiction awareness, prevent harm associated with substance use and promote healthy relationships and coping among participating youth.

There is also a parent/caregiver session for adults. This is a free initiative created and funded by Health Canada and BGC Canada. 

 

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

Hours: We are accepting registrations. Contact Jaimie.

 

Daily Details: Youth gather in a safe space to connect with each other. A snack is provided.
 

How to Register: To register, please contact Jaimie at

778-220-7346 or at fsupport@bgckamloops.com

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GIRLS & BOYS GROUP

We offer a girls group and a boys group for youth between 11 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 Friday of every month from 4:00 to 6 PM.

 

Daily Details: Youth gather in a safe space to connect with 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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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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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: John Tod Centre Club, 150 Wood St. 

 

Hours:​ Every other 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. 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 Dez Luce, Lead Up Facilitator, at leadup@bgckamloops.com

 
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RBC 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: Every other Wednesday from 5:00 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 Dez 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. 

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EXTENDED PROGRAMMING

We offer a special drop-in program for youth between 15 and 24 years old. During this program, we offer a hot meal and a warm, safe space for youth to hang out. 

 

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

Hours: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mondays and Wednesdays

 

Daily Details: Youth must be between 15 and 24 years old to participate.
 

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

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

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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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Thank you to President's Choice Children's Charity for being the exclusive national provider of healthy meals and snacks for all of our youth summer programs, through the Summertime Eat Well initiative! 

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