Here is information on the OCCRC Youth Program activities happening this summer :
YOUTH WALK-IN: TUESDAY FROM 3:30PM TO 6:30PM (SUMMER HOURS FROM JUNE 1ST TO AUGUST 31ST). The Youth walk-in is a unique space for youth aged 14-18 to come in without an appointment to talk one-on-one with a Youth Worker about their needs and access or be referred to a variety of resources.
SUMMER ACTIVITIES: JULY POSTER FOR YOUTH AGES 13 TO 18. Activities include: Park drop-ins, Mental Health Workshops (Mind Over Mood, YouthNet- Mental Wellness), Cooking Workshops and much more.
·YOUTH ACTIVE MEDIA: JULY 24th -28th from 10AM to 3PM. The Ottawa Youth Active Media Project (YAM) is an innovative, skill development and civic engagement program for youth. The main goal is to empower youth to effect positive social change in their local communities on key issues that matter to them and to build connections between participants and the broader community. The second goal is to increase the communications capacity of neighbourhood-based community development initiatives. Youth participants will develop media and video production skills, and will be exposed to social responsibility and civic engagement. They will learn to leverage effectively the power of the arts for positive social change and community building. They will accomplish this by using the tools and professional equipment available to them to create videos with compelling content for media applications and community-led grassroots actions. The youth will develop video and multi-media communications products, which will help communicate the issues and improvements in the community.