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WELCOME TO THE YOUTH SPACE!
Due to COVID-19, the Youth Space had been running virtual activities since March 2020. However, starting in July we were able to transition back to in-person activities. The Youth Space has had to adapt and make changes to allow for the safety of all who attend.
We are currently running programming five days a week, and offer a variety of groups for different ages. Over the past month youth have taken part in a number of COVID - friendly activities. Some of the highlights for the youth are nature walks, outdoor games, scavenger hunts, movie night and trivia. The Youth Space is located in Bakerview Park, at 1845 154 St.
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The Youth Space is a sober, safe, inclusive space serving youth ages 13-24 in South Surrey/White Rock as a youth inspired, youth led initiative. Over the past few months at the youth space there have been a variety of youth led activities including paint nights, family dinners, pumpkin carving as well as a Halloween bash. And on top of all of this, youth have been able to receive support and assistance from a worker with resume building, income assistance, housing support and connecting to community resources.
To find out more and stay up to date on news and events, check out our Facebook: fb.me/ss-wryouthspace, Instagram: @sswryouthspace or check out the website: www.theyouthspace.com
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Youth in the South Surrey / White Rock area take on a lot in their day to day lives, like mental health issues, addictions, social isolation and boredom. The Youth Collective’s mission is to bring community awareness to these issues, and tackle these challenges headfirst. To do so, they have taken charge with an innovative project, called The Youth Space, working to address the needs of youth by building their strength and creativity.
Our vision statement for the youth space is: “An accepting, safe and sober space for youth to have fun, escape their worries and express themselves in a positive way.”
We envision the Youth Space to be a safe, welcoming and friendly place for all youth to create a real future for themselves. This is a space that is led by youth for youth; is a place to connect; gain life skills; to inspire and be inspired; to help youth discover their passions; develop leadership skills as we will be running the space; gain employment skills; get help for personal problems; plan events and activities; and connect with community.
The only way the youth space will be successful is if the youth are the ones leading it. Since many youth are skeptical about adults, they lack the trust that they need to change. But if a friend that is a youth says to them “hey, I know this really cool place where we can relax and meet new people” then the youth would feel more inclined to join their friend to this new place.
We will leave you with a quote that expresses the impact of the youth space project on one of the youth:
"The Youth Space provided me with support and a sense of belonging in my neighbourhood. It became a type of relief for the disorder in my life and gave me an inclusive place to express myself… and I’m so happy I got to make all these cool friends who didn’t make me feel awkward and like an outsider."
Lastly, thank you so much to our dedicated volunteers, supportive community partners, and generous donors for all your support and encouragement. It’s an honour to have you all believe in our mission, and what the Youth Space can achieve for South Surrey/White Rock. It’s your encouragement and support that inspire us to continue working towards positive change in our community.
The South Surrey/White Rock Youth Collective
Halloween is a festive event and with the valued input of the youth driven Youth Collective group we hosted an exciting Halloween bash. It was a day with lots of candy and the youth were able to plan and enjoy a scavenger hunt, a piñata full of candy, a creative costume contest and a movie night.
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