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“Youth Programs Continue this Summer at Stingers in Brockville”

“Youth Programs Continue this Summer at Stingers in Brockville”

Brockville – A group of community builders have organized a Summer Program for Leeds & Grenville area students and young people.

 

Area students and young people that attended the Police sponsored program this past school year provided direction for this summer’s program. This was accomplished through a comprehensive survey of the youth attending the Stingers program.

 

The program is to be accessible, barrier free, sustainable, and adaptable for all youth in Brockville and Leeds & Grenville.

 

The leaders of this valued youth engagement initiative identified 5 key pillars to build a financially viable and engaging summer program.

Pillar #1 –Supervision of Summer Program – chaired by Sue Poldervaart RNJ Youth Services and Margaret Fancy – Every Kid in Our Communities of Leeds & Grenville;

Pillar #2 – Nutrition – chaired by Rob Adams of YMCA Eastern Ontario and Tim Andrews – Pastor of Youth and Young Adults –The Pier Church 2,

Pillar #3 – Regional Transportation – Nancy Hanna – Those Kids Are Our Kids& Margaret Fancy Every Kid In Our Communities

Pillar; #4 – Communication/Community Outreach Brent Ellis – Those Kids – Are Our Kids and

Pillar #5 – Financial and In Kind Support –chaired by Dave Thomas – Those Kids – Are Our Kids and Kathy Mac Donald – Homelife DLK Real Estate.

 

Sue Poldervaart of RNJ Youth Services lead the discussion with the full support of Stinger’s owners and operators Andrew Davis and Chantelle Pepin on June 13, 2019.

 

Leaders from the community and a variety of youth advocacy groups set a course for the Summer Program and established direction for a long-term program. The community support will ensure that there is long term success for youth engagement activities in Leeds &  Grenville.

 

Volunteers from the community are needed to provide supervision, support and encouragement at Stingers on Tuesdays. If you can support this community initiative please contact Sue Poldervaart at 613-342-4238.

 

The Chairs of each of these sub committees will begin to build the summer program at Stingers and will continue to work with other community partners to build a long-term strategy for youth engagement in Leeds & Grenville.

 

The following community leaders will are committed to ensuring the Stingers Summer Program will occur.

Tim Andrews – The Pier Church – Youth Pastor and Young Adults

Rob Adams – CEO YMCA Eastern Ontario

David Beatty – Those Kids – Are Our Kids

Trish Buote – Executive Director – United Way Leeds & Grenville

Andrew Davis & Chantal Pepin – Stingers

Dr. Dwayne Dudgeon – Those Kids – Are Our Kids

Brent Ellis – Those Kids – Are Our Kids

Margaret Fancy – Every Kid in Our Communities

Sue Poldervaart – RNJ Youth Services

Beth Steele – The Bartholomew Street Community Hub

Jonathan Zinck – Brockville Police Service

Nancy Hanna – Those Kids – Are Our Kids

David Thomas – Those Kids – Are Our Kids

 

Stay tuned for further details on the program commencement date.

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