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square logo Employment Opportunity: Community Youth Outreach Worker (Maternity Leave replacement) (9/25/2014) - Community Youth Outreach Worker (Full-Time 1 Year Maternity Leave Replacement) The Outreach and Youth Engagement Program   Choices for Youth is a dynamic, progressive organization that empowers homeless and at-risk youth with innovative options and tools to move from street-life to more stable, healthy living situations. Currently, The Outreach and Youth Engagement program at Choices […]
Christmas-ball Choices’ Christmas Campaign 2013 (11/24/2013) - Christmas is often a tough time of year for the young people who access our services. That’s why every year Choices for Youth looks to the broader community to help us “play Santa” and bring Christmas to each and every young person connected to us. Through the generous contributions we receive at Christmas time – […]
Choices Summer Recreation Schedule (7/8/2013) - Choices for Youth Summer Recreation Schedule     June 26th – Railway Coastal Museum   July 3rd – Mini Golf (Rain Day Alternative: Geo Centre)   July 10th – Salmonier Nature Park PLEASE NOTE: We will be leaving from Carter’s Hill Place at 12:00 (Rain Day Alternative: Bowling)   July 17th – Middle Cove Campfire […]
Ski Trip Moving Forward Choices for Youth is Looking for Outdoor Gear! (2/13/2013) - Choices for Youth’s Moving Forward program is going skiing! Moving Forward works with 16-21 year olds who have been identified as having complex service needs. This year, they are going on their first skiing trip in Clarenville. The group is very excited and looking forward to their first experience skiing. We are in need of […]
Camping Collage Moving Forward’s Summer Recreation Program (12/17/2012) - Moving Forward had a jam packed summer filled with great events and recreational programming! Whether it was the long awaited camping trips, swimming at La Manche, sea kayaking or rock climbing, the young people in our Moving Forward program were really moving this summer! Providing recreational programming for youth in our intensive support program gives […]
New Leaf Group Shot Turning Over a New Leaf! (12/13/2012) - New Leaf Community Garden Over the spring and summer our staff and young people came together to create the New Leaf Organic Community Garden. Led by our Transitional Housing Coordinator, Cheryl Coleman, this garden is about providing healthy food options to youth who can’t afford it, while promoting ‘healthy communities’. The youth residents of our […]
IMG-20111123-00144 The Art Space Creates a ‘Safe Space’ With a Healing Stroke of the Brush! (12/12/2012) - The Art Space at the Lilly plays an integral role in the youth programming and provides a vehicle for youth to voice their lived experiences. Several artists in St. John’s have held workshops with residents to explore various art forms from graffiti to oil painting. “The art room at the Lilly has given me a […]
Outreach-Addiction-support-anniversary Outreach Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary of Addiction Community Support Program (12/10/2012) - Our initial goal was to connect with 60 of our youth, just over one year later, we have far exceeded our goal, connecting with and supporting over 150 youth who are struggling with addictions and in need of help in the community.  In the past year, we responded to 13,518 requests for service related to […]
Train for Trades at work Train for Trades Recognized Nationally for Social Innovation (12/7/2012) - Eva’s Initiatives, the Sprott Foundation and Virgin Unite & Virgin Mobile’s RE*Generation presented Choices for Youth’s Train for Trades program with one of four Eva’s Initiatives Awards for Ending Youth Homelessness. Valued at $25,000, the award recognizes Train for Trades social innovation and success in working with homeless and at-risk youth. “This Canadian awards program […]
pic8 Head Strong – Strength Training and Agility Group (12/6/2012) - For youth struggling with poverty, fitness and wellness opportunities such as gym and fitness class memberships are an unattainable luxury. With this in mind, Choices for Youth recently launched an organization-wide project called Head Strong, to offer opportunities for youth to participate in fitness training and other such recreational wellness activities. With the help of […]
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