At the YMCA, we are committed to supporting youth to be healthy and engaged in their community. New friends, new skills, counseling and Foundry Wellness Centre – you can find it all and more at the YMCA. Our youth programs are specifically designed to help you achieve your goals, or help you get your life back on track. We believe in providing the support you can count on and connections that get you ahead.
Youth Works Employment Program
We are committed to helping youth find meaningful work in our community. Our Youth Works Employment Program offers qualifying youth, age 29 and under, job skills training and long-term planning to find a rewarding career. From identifying opportunities to helping write effective resumes and prepare for interviews, we will provide practical guidance and support to help you build the skill set to get the right job for you. Early Learning and Care
Foundry is where wellness takes shape. This one-stop-shop brings health care and social services under one roof to make it easier for young people to find help and support. At Foundry, a team of care and service providers works with each young person to create a plan for wellness and help equip them with the tools, support, and strategies they need to thrive in life. Foundry centres provide a single door, offering access to someone to talk to, care providers for any health need, and friendly experts to help navigate health and social services, resources, and programs. All centres deliver free, respectful, non-judgmental, and strength-based services in a youth-friendly space.
YAP – Youth Around Prince
We are committed to proving youth the support they need to thrive, which is why we work with Youth Around Prince (YAP) – a downtown resource centre for all youth in Prince George. At YAP Drop-In, we help youth find shelter and work on their resumes so that they can find employment, host workshops to teach different life skills, provide snacks and cooking classes, as well as access to showers and laundry facilities.