Youth Program provides support and opportunities to strengthen cultural identity

Grant Stream: Youth Centred Communities Grant
Organization: Skidegate Youth Centre
Project: Peer2Peer Support Staff
Award: $10,000

The Peer2Peer Support Staff Project was born at the request of local teens following a conversation on how the community can better support them as they work through life’s challenges. Two teen workers are hired who are in charge of organizing and running the weekly Friday Teen Night. But they are more than that, acting as the initial points of contact for the 50-60 youth aged 13-19 who participate in the program throughout the course of the year. Should those youth require additional assistance they are there to help connect them to the appropriate community supports with the aid of the Youth Centre Coordinator.

For more information on the Skidegate Youth Centre visit them on Facebook (HiitaGan.iinaKuuyasNaaySkidegateYouthCentre) or contact Julia Weder at

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