YAK provides quality programs and activities for youth including but not limited to:
•Get Movin’ Program Offering seasonal sports and recreational activities, such as kayaking, hockey, soccer, hiking, yoga, aerobics, cycling, martial arts.
•Life Skills 101 Program We organize first aid, babysitting and WHIMS courses, diy workshops with local artisans, job skill development opportunities, cooking skills, time management and financial literacy.
•Afterschool Snack and Dinner Program as part of our registered after school program – we offer healthy snacks and full meals. Our kitchen facility is also stocked with nutritious snacks available for youth to have during any of our programs.
•Homework Support Program (tutoring support) YAK offers homework help and peer-tutoring throughout the school week.
•Crisis Support and Referral Program We provide referrals as an immediate measure to address conflicts, abuse, crisis, stress and any suffering experienced by youth. Youth are directed to appropriate agencies and professional individuals for additional help.
•Youth in Action Program (community volunteering) We provide opportunities for youth to gain mandatory or voluntary community service hours at the youth centre or connect them to volunteer placements in the community.
•Social Issues Awareness Program We host youth activities that address many prominent social issues youth face today: substance abuse, bullying, climate change, healthy relationships, racial discrimination, LGBTQ Community Rights, etc. The activities could include but are not limited to workshops, presentations and focus groups.