YOUTH SERVICES

The Youth Learning & Resource Center 

The Youth Learning & Resource Center has been running since 1999. The Youth Center has trained approximately 300 youth since inception. This project has created an alternative program for youth in partnership with Alberta Distance Learning. The Youth Center offers courses for junior to senior high students who are having difficulty in standardized schools. The Youth Center has expanded to help with life skills programming.

Acceptance is by interview only. Contact below.

GERRY ZOLINSKI - YOUTH TEACHER

JOHN PICHE - ASSISTANT TEACHER

CALL (780) 594-7526 and ask for "The Classroom"

Alberta Aboriginal Youth Council

The Alberta Aboriginal Youth Council is composed of one youth voting delegate (aged 14 – 29) appointed or elected by each Member Centre for a two year term.

The Alberta Aboriginal Youth Council is mandated to: provide a youth voice and an opportunities to advise the Board of the ANFCA, on the affairs of the Association that affect the youth members of local Friendship Centres; to help the Association represent and advocate at the provincial level for youth and the issues faced by youth members of local Friendship Centres; to encourage growth and leadership within the Alberta Aboriginal Youth Council through training and mentoring; and to foster a two-way working relationship with the ANFCA Board and Friendship Centre members. (http://anfca.com/what-we-do/youth/

The Cold Lake native Friendship Center Youth Delegate is Amy Delver

Aboriginal Youth Council (AYC)(National)

The NAFC discusses and identifies youth priority issues, including: stay in school initiatives, healing and wellness; suicide prevention; preserving culture and heritage, cross cultural awareness; homelessness; youth leadership; employment and training, youth involvement at all levels of  the Friendship Centre Movement and more specifically, youth involvement in the decision-making process of the Friendship Centre Movement.

The AYC’s MISSION is to create positive change for Friendship Centre youth through inclusion, empowerment and culture by: increasing communication; increasing training and development opportunities; increasing youth involvement both internally and externally to the Friendship Centre Movement; Facilitating the development of youth leaders; providing awareness on issues facing urban Aboriginal youth; encouraging and supporting the on-going spiritual, mental, emotional and physical development of urban Aboriginal youth; Involving youth at all levels of the Friendship Centre Movement both internally and externally; and, preserving and promoting our culture and heritage.

The AYC defines youth as being between the ages of 14-24

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