Down To Earth Spring Schedule
May 25: Paddle boarding or Kayaking in Brentwood Bay
June 1: Indoor climbing at Boulder House
June 8: Fired Up pottery painting
June 29th: Hike
All of the outings have transportation covered. All of the outings will include some treat before or after the outing. All of the outings have all costs 100% covered so they are totally free! Meeting place is upstairs (3rd floor) of 533 Yates Street (VYES main building) at 2:45pm, with 3pm departure.
Down to Earth’s vision is to connect youth (ages 15-21) to wholesome outdoors activities that promote healthy recreation, pro-social relationships, and self-growth while providing a safe place for youth to connect to other like-minded youth and learn new skills.
To register for an activity, please contact 250-507-1759 or email email@example.com. Youth can self refer or can be referred by a support person/guardian. Each outing will have a maximum of six participants, so early registration is important. All activities are free of charge to the youth participating.
Position: Temporary Summer Opportunities Program (2 positions)
Position Title: Summer Opportunities Activity Worker
Reports To: Alliance Club Counsellors
Start Date: June 25, 2018
End Date: August 31, 2018
Posting Closing Date: May 23rd, 2018
The Summer Opportunity Program operates during the summer months and is primarily a recreational based program for vulnerable youth who access the Alliance Club. The Summer Opportunities Worker is responsible for organizing and implementing recreational, social and educational activities designed to meet the needs of youth accessing the program.
Please view jobs page for more information.
Thank You Souper Bowls!!
We are once again blown away by the generosity of our community in their support of the work we do. We would like to give a special thank you to all the volunteers who put this event together, their tireless work means a great deal to the youth and families we serve.
Please visit their Facebook page to see more about this year’s event: www.facebook.com/souperbowlsofhope/
The Victoria Youth Empowerment Society is looking for volunteers to support its You(th) Can Cook and You(th) Can Garden programs.
You(th) Can Cook (A community kitchen program) is catered towards at-risk youth who are working towards living independently or already live independently but are in need of cooking and nutrition skills. Each class involves an educational component (such as budgeting for food, reading a nutrition label, how to eat a healthy diet, etc.) as well as a hands-on cooking class that allows each youth to take meals home. The program has involved professionals in the community such as local chefs and nutrition specialists to come as guest speakers throughout the program.
You(th) Can Garden (A Community Garden Program) is catered towards youth who are wanting to develop their skills in a hands-on environment. The garden program is focused on providing youth practical knowledge and experience in the area of food security as well as giving them access to fresh produce throughout the year.
The responsibilities of Community Kitchen/Garden Volunteers are two-fold:
- To assist the YES staff as needed with the operations of of the You(th) Can Cook and You(th) Can Garden Programs
- To develop positive relationships with the youth who access these programs.
You will find a full volunteer job description in the Volunteer section of the website.
Souper Bowls of Hope is almost here!
EAT SOUP. HAVE FUN. KEEP THE BOWL.
The Victoria Youth Empowerment Society strives to provide a continuum of care that empowers positive choices in the lives of multiple-barrier youth by providing accessible, innovative and proactive programs.
These programs are delivered free of cost to the youth and families of Greater Victoria. We’re here to support all youth in our community to transition to healthy lives and make positive life choice. We strive to meet the needs of youth by working in partnership with families and the community to deliver a safe and supportive environment for at–risk youth.
As a multi-service agency, we offer:
- A safe place off the streets for at-risk and/or homeless youth
- A flexible drop-in component available beyond regular business hours with counsellors who are available without appointments.
- A welcoming, non-judgmental place for youth with mistrust and anxiety issues to access services.
- Specialized support for youth aging out of government care
- Life skills and job training services
- Detox support in a residential, non-medical setting
- Early intervention through family counselling, mediation and outreach support
- An emergency shelter for youth with no safe place to go
Thank you to Our Supporters
YES would to thank our following funders for their continued support through the years. Without this support we would not be able to continue to offer these vital programs to the youth and their families in our community.