Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Archery Tag is a team-based sport that offers a competitive combative experience. The concept of the sport is similar to a game of dodge ball, with the exception that instead of a ball, it is played with a bow and arrow like Archery Dodge ball. CultureLink Youth Centre wanted to share this amazing experience with their newcomer youth.
Partnership with Sankofa and Youth in Action to enhance the social integration of newcomer youth with Archery Tag
Overall it was an amazing experience for our newcomer youth
THE NEWCOMER CLUB
AT ETOBICOKE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE
In February, the Sankofa and Youth in Action programs partnered with North York Community House to start an after-school program for newcomer students at Etobicoke Collegiate. The Newcomer Club is run on Thursdays right after school, from 3:30 to 5:30.
During the first sessions, we have done fun icebreakers and team-building exercises for the participants to mingle and get to know each other. We have also agreed on the rules we all commit to following to make sure everyone feels included and respected. Also, we have done some activities that involve reflection and discussions, such as reviewing our 2019 and establishing our goals for the year 2020.
This program serves over 20 newcomer students who enjoy learning different life and leadership skills, as well as playing sports and doing crafts. It is always nice to have a safe and positive space where you feel you belong!
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Caroline or Change
Getting a chance to go watch a musical is not an everyday event for some Canadians. Thanks to The Musical Stage Co. a group of newcomer youth from the Youth in Arts Program were invited to go experience for Black History Month the new performance of Caroline or Change on Monday, February 3rd 2020.
The youth had a blast going and learning about the historical aspect of this beautiful and last surviving, Edwardian Stacked Theatre.
The performance was amazing and we had great seats!
It was such a fun event for everyone!
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
CultureLink's Youth Centre Snowboarding Activity
Many Canadians embrace and enjoy the winter season by participating in recreational activities such as skiing and snowboarding. Therefore CultureLink Youth Centre wanted to share this experience with their newcomer youth.
Partnership with Sankofa and Youth In Action to enhance the social integration of new comer youth in Snowboarding!!
The youth had an amazing time and learned quickly how to maneuver down the hills.
Here we are getting a crash course how to fall properly without injuring ones-self.
Overall it was an amazing experience for our newcomer youth!!