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Youth Program at the Community Centre

Jordan Jacobs, Sports Writer

The Youth Program is a fairly new initiative being hosted at the Walnut Grove Community Centre. The activities being offered range from drop-in badminton and basketball to karaoke and watching movies! The program is for anyone who is 12-18 years old who has the teenager friendly cost of just $3.40 for drop-in sports. There are activities being held every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with the times differing slightly between days, but always after 5:45pm. The Youth Lounge, a newer component to the program is completely free, unless an activity is taking place, and is a safe, friendly environment where teens can hang out.

“I want to create a space for youth that is fun, exciting, engaging, [and] safe.” Kristi Kocherkewych

Kristi, a youth worker greatly involved in the Youth Program is often available along with other youth workers in the Youth Lounge to talk to teenagers about school, friends, healthy choices, and even the future.

“Often times youth feel unheard or that their opinions or voice don’t matter. So for someone to take the time to listen and engage in conversation with them is huge.”

The Youth Program has an activity for everybody, whether you are an athlete or an artist. However, the program is always looking for suggestions for new activities as long as they are age appropriate.

“My long term goal [is] I want to see [the Youth Lounge] full of youth having a great time!”

Below is the schedule for the Youth Program during the month of November:

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Drop-in Basketball

5:45-7pm

Drop-in Badminton

6:45-7:45pm

Drop-in Basketball

7-10pm          

Movie & Popcorn Night

7-10pm

Drop-in Badminton

7-9pm

Scavenger Hunt 7-9pm

Drop-in Basketball

5:45-7pm

Drop-in Badminton

6:45-7:45pm

Drop-in Basketball

7-10pm          

Wii Sports 7-10pm

Drop-in Badminton

7-9pm

Karaoke

Drop-in Basketball

5:45-7pm

Drop-in Badminton

6:45-7:45pm

Drop-in Basketball

7-10pm          

Board Games 7-10pm

Drop-in Badminton

7-9pm

Got a sweet tooth?!!

7-9pm

Drop-in Basketball

5:45-7pm

Drop-in Badminton

6:45-7:45pm

Drop-in Basketball

7-10pm          

Guitar Hero 7-10pm

Drop-in Badminton

7-9pm

Minute to Win It 7-9pm

 

 

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