Youth Programming is designed to provide quality and purposeful programming focused for youth in their middle years (11-15 years). The intent is to provide youth with a safe and supportive place where they can be themselves while building confidence and gaining positive relationships. All at no cost. Registration is needed and is on a first-come-first-serve basis. There is no programming during school breaks or holidays, but communication will be made if that changes.
Email Cass for a registration form and an update on the programs.
Youth Nights are back and will run on Thursdays from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm out of our Westshore location (345 Wale Road) throughout the school year. Youth Night provides a welcoming atmosphere, with programming being heavily youth-led. It also includes cooking opportunities (snacks or a meal), crafts & games, music bingo, movie nights, and fun! There is the potential for outtrips, and communication will be made with registered families. Registration is needed, although youth do not need to attend every Thursday.
Female Identifying Group (FIG) is an 8-week program for youth who are female-identifying, with each rotation welcoming up to 10 youth. It runs on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm at our Westshore location (345 Wale Road). Some key focus areas include youth empowerment, positive body image & self-esteem, kindness to self & others, internet safety, and other topics that female-identifying youth may want to focus on. Registration is needed with the intention of youth attending each week. A new rotation will be starting in the New Year.
CSAN Kitchen is a new program starting in January 2024 and running out of the Central Saanich location (1233 Clarke Road). Each rotation will include 3 sessions, one Friday evening a month for 3 months. It will include up to 10 youth each time, and they will be involved with the menu design, budgeting, food preparation, cooking, and eating. The group will enjoy their food together, as well as prep a meal to take home and share with their families. Connection with the community is important to CSAN Kitchen, where ingredients may be accessed through community gardens and local farmers and nutritionists or chefs will be welcome to volunteer. Registration is needed for each 3-month rotation.