Boys and Girls Club of Whitecourt & District
Boys and Girls Club of Whitecourt & District’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. We provide children and youth with opportunities for building life skills, peer relationships, leadership skills and a sense of community in a safe environment with the support of adult mentors.
The Whitecourt Teen Centre provides a free after-school drop in service for local youth offering a safe, secure and fun environment for teens to get together and hang out. Teens also have the opportunity to participate in a range of programs and activities that may otherwise be unattainable to them. These programs are developed to educate and to build teens self esteem and sense of self worth as well as strengthen ties to the community.
The Boys and Girls club runs the following programs:
After School Program
A place where the kids can come and receive homework help, socialize, and enjoy our many different themed days and activities. This program is for children ages 4-11 and runs Mon-Fri from 3-6 pm.
In our summer programs we organize and put on weekly field trips to keep kids active. This program is for children ages 4-11, Monday-Friday 7am-6pm and run by 6 hired staff.
The Teen Centre runs the following programs:
After School drop in
A place where young people can come and hang out, socialize, receive help with homework and take part in activities such as arts and crafts, cooking and baking & sports evenings. The Teen Centre is open for drop in during school months Monday-Friday, 3.30-8pm for young people aged 11-17.
During the summer months we organize regular field trips and partner with the town to make sure the skate park is a clean and safe place to for the kids to hang out in as well as providing other activities at the centre. The Teen Centre is open Monday-Friday 12-5pm for young people aged 11-17.
In School Mentoring Program
The in school mentoring program runs throughout the school year and arranges for volunteers who can spare one hour per week at local schools to build a positive relationship with a child. No formal experience is required; we provide training, guidance and mentor materials.
- Group mentoring