Youth services – Jukuz http://jukuz.net/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 10:05:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://jukuz.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/jukuz-150x150.png Youth services – Jukuz http://jukuz.net/ 32 32 Treasurer Kelly Mitchell joins the Indiana Youth Services Association to announce the impact of the Make Good Decisions campaign in 2021 https://jukuz.net/treasurer-kelly-mitchell-joins-the-indiana-youth-services-association-to-announce-the-impact-of-the-make-good-decisions-campaign-in-2021/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 23:28:00 +0000 https://jukuz.net/treasurer-kelly-mitchell-joins-the-indiana-youth-services-association-to-announce-the-impact-of-the-make-good-decisions-campaign-in-2021/ State officials working with the Indiana Youth Services Association recently concluded the latest version of the Make Good Decisions campaign, a series of announcements designed to educate students about Indiana’s Lifeline Law. The law protects students from criminal prosecution for underage alcohol consumption and related offenses when the student reports a medical emergency to the […]]]>

State officials working with the Indiana Youth Services Association recently concluded the latest version of the Make Good Decisions campaign, a series of announcements designed to educate students about Indiana’s Lifeline Law. The law protects students from criminal prosecution for underage alcohol consumption and related offenses when the student reports a medical emergency to the police and cooperates with the authorities. This fall campaign ran from August 16 to November 7.

Using social media platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, the positive campaign encouraged students across Indiana to text or call 911 and stay and cooperate when someone needs help. medical care for his alcohol consumption.

Campaign results (including sample campaign videos) and personal testimonials from people closely involved in the initiative will be shared at a 10 a.m. press conference on Wednesday, December 1 at the Schwitzer Student Center in the ‘University of Indianapolis.

WHAT: Press conference: The results of the 2021 campaign Make the right decisions on social media and video campaign

WHEN: Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 10 a.m. EST

O: Schwitzer Student Center (engagement area, second floor) 1400 Campus Dr., Indianapolis

WHO: Kelly Mitchell, Indiana State Treasurer (Chair of the Statewide 911 Board)

Ed Reuter, Executive Director, Indiana Statewide 911 Board

Hon. Jim Merritt, former state senator (author of the Indiana Lifeline Act)

Megan Leahy, Board Chair, Indiana Youth Services Association

Whitney Nixon, Director of Service Provider Support, Indiana Youth Services Association

Nick Escobar, Creative and Marketing Manager, Emmis Communications

Ass. Chief Constable Hailey Padgett, UIndy Police Department

Dawn Finbloom, mother of Brett Finbloom

Speakers will be available for interviews immediately following the press conference.

About Make Good Decisions: The Make Good Decisions campaign educates teens, young adults and parents about the dangers of underage alcohol use and destructive behavior. Indiana’s Lifeline Act grants immunity to minors for certain alcohol-related offenses. For more information, please contact Michele Whelchel, mwhelchel@indysb.org.

Indiana Youth Services Association: IYSA advocates for children and families by improving the capacity of its members to carry out the essential roles of youth advocacy, crime prevention, information, referral and community education. www.indysb.org.

Indiana Statewide 911 Board: The board is a quasi-state government agency established by IC 36-8-16.7 and operates under the office of the Indiana Treasurer. It has statewide jurisdiction over 911 services. The president, by law, is the state treasurer. The two main responsibilities of the board include collecting surcharges from all communications service providers and distributing funding to local government units, as well as operating a public safety ESInet across the board. Status for 911 calls and SMS. Www.in911.net

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Annual Thanksgiving Meal a Feast for Guests, Youth Service Group Staff at Terre Haute | New https://jukuz.net/annual-thanksgiving-meal-a-feast-for-guests-youth-service-group-staff-at-terre-haute-new/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 04:30:00 +0000 https://jukuz.net/annual-thanksgiving-meal-a-feast-for-guests-youth-service-group-staff-at-terre-haute-new/ HIGH EARTH – Christmas briefly retired, as it was Thanksgiving’s turn to arrive early this year when Chances And Services for Youth hosted their annual meal Tuesday night at the Booker T. Washington Community Center. About 250 people feasted on their choice of turkey, ham, meatballs, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, fruit […]]]>

HIGH EARTH – Christmas briefly retired, as it was Thanksgiving’s turn to arrive early this year when Chances And Services for Youth hosted their annual meal Tuesday night at the Booker T. Washington Community Center.

About 250 people feasted on their choice of turkey, ham, meatballs, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, fruit salad and rolls prepared by CASY staff.






Tribune-Star / Joseph C. GarzaThanksgiving in a Box: Sarah Knoblock, a staff member of Chances and Youth Services, hands a take-out meal to Anthony Espinoza as Anthony’s mother, Anna Ortiz, watches during the meal at Thanksgiving CASY Tuesday at the Booker Center Community T. Washington.




J. Ford’s Black Angus, CASY’s Thanksgiving Meal financial donor for the past decade, contributed $ 1,000 to the effort.

“For most of my employees, we are fortunate to have what we have,” said Brandon Halleck, CEO of CASY. “And this is an opportunity to give back to those who may not have as much. And what better time to come together and mingle and do this than during the holiday season. It is heartwarming for the staff.

He added: “Everyone has always been so grateful, so grateful for this.”

The community center now has a full industrial kitchen, a substantial turnaround from its beginnings, when only two of the three ovens were in operation (which was only discovered when workers noticed that the turkeys were not heating up).

And having a sit-down meal was much more rewarding than last year, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced CASY to simply operate a drive-thru – they ran out of food in half an hour.

Sarah Knoblock, who has worked at CASY as Vigo County’s tobacco prevention and cessation coordinator for the past two years, said dining together at the table is far better than drive-thru.

“I think people in the community like to have that connection – eat in person and share a meal together rather than rushing in line,” Knoblock said.






A Beautiful Evening with CASY: Annual Thanksgiving Meal a treat for guests, staff

Tribune-Star / Joseph C. Garza Don’t Forget the Green Beans: Volunteer Renee Zigler places a serving of green beans on a recipient’s plate during the CASY Thanksgiving meal Tuesday at the Booker T. Washington Community Center. On the right, Chad Zigler.




“Especially at this time of year being able to interact with others and have a meal together is very important,” agreed Maddi Elliott, who has just started as a community assistant with Healthy Start. “I’m super excited to be a part of it this year.”

Renee Zigler, a student at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, and her husband Chad, an engineer at Rolls Royce in Indianapolis, had volunteered to help fill people’s plates with tasty food.

“Coming out of COVID and all the stay-at-home closings and orders, it’s important for me to be in the community and share what we have and spend time with each other,” Renee said. .

Chad added, “Being able to give back – we often take the things we have for granted, and there are a lot of people who can’t. It makes a big difference in the community.

Kandace Brown of CASY’s Big Brothers / Big Sisters program was having a meal with her little sister, Rhianna, 11, fifth year.

“I love this organization, I love all the programs it runs, but Big Brothers / Big Sisters is particularly close to my heart, because of what we do and the relationship Rhianna and I have,” said Brown. “I loved watching her grow up since the first year. We have a lot of fun together – we try to do neat things in addition to the homework. The program is really making an impact in helping kids get mentoring services.

Rhianna’s favorite menu item was corn.

“It’s a fun night,” Brown said.

Halleck summed up the evening: “We give almost all of our time with the work we do in general, but it’s a way of interacting on a different level, and that’s what we love to do.

David Kronke can be reached at 812-231-4232 or david.kronke@tribstar.com.

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Crave Tacos partners with Youth Services Bureau for “Stay Up Ottawa” – Stittsville Central https://jukuz.net/crave-tacos-partners-with-youth-services-bureau-for-stay-up-ottawa-stittsville-central/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 02:15:24 +0000 https://jukuz.net/crave-tacos-partners-with-youth-services-bureau-for-stay-up-ottawa-stittsville-central/ Jeff Robinson, owner of Crave Tacos, has been bringing live music to his stage all summer and he’s doing it again for a good cause. Crave Tacos has partnered with and sponsored the Ottawa Youth Services Bureau’s “Stay Up Ottawa” fundraiser. Crave Tacos will produce and host the live event which will take place on […]]]>

Jeff Robinson, owner of Crave Tacos, has been bringing live music to his stage all summer and he’s doing it again for a good cause. Crave Tacos has partnered with and sponsored the Ottawa Youth Services Bureau’s “Stay Up Ottawa” fundraiser. Crave Tacos will produce and host the live event which will take place on November 26th here on Stittsville Main!

“Stay Up Ottawa” is the Youth Services Bureau’s (YSB) largest fundraiser, where community members and leaders come together to raise the funds needed to prevent and end youth homelessness in our community by spending the night outside. YSB has a challenge for everyone to stay awake one night – outside – on your patio, in your yard or on your driveway. Stay awake with your family and friends, and encourage your neighbors and coworkers to do the same.

Jeff tells Stittsville Central, “I’m so happy to be able to support and proud to work with the Youth Services Bureau to give back to the youth community. It is important to support our youth and I ask you to donate today to end youth homelessness in our community of Stittsville and across Ottawa.

The show starts at 7:00 p.m. and Jeff has invited local teenage musicians to perform on stage. Come hear the talented musicians Jamie, Tegan and Noah. The public will also hear from a young adult who had received support from YSB and is now dedicated to giving back to youth as a peer helper with YSB.

The live event will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on November 26 at Crave Tacos at 1610 Stittsville Main Street. Jeff says to “bring your own chair as this is a BYOC event and dress for the weather because the event is in the open air ”. He has reserved a few VIP tables of six for those who want to party together.

“It’s about uniting people for a greater cause. You can join us with your friends, family, coworkers, your dog – anyone who is ready to support youth homelessness, ”says Jeff.

To donate to the “Stay Up Ottawa” fundraiser, visit Youth Services Bureau website.


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Runaway Prevention Month highlights essential services for young people https://jukuz.net/runaway-prevention-month-highlights-essential-services-for-young-people/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 17:28:22 +0000 https://jukuz.net/runaway-prevention-month-highlights-essential-services-for-young-people/ For Manijah Sherin, the trials of being a teenager were more difficult being a new mother and having a “difficult” relationship with her own mother. “I had to go and I really didn’t have anywhere to go,” Sherin said, so she started to stay with a friend. Manijah was referred to Community Access Unlimited at […]]]>

For Manijah Sherin, the trials of being a teenager were more difficult being a new mother and having a “difficult” relationship with her own mother.

“I had to go and I really didn’t have anywhere to go,” Sherin said, so she started to stay with a friend.

Manijah was referred to Community Access Unlimited at the age of 18 and decided to try her luck in the youth program. Now 21, she is studying nursing and working as a medical assistant. She has her own apartment and her own car.

She credits the support and life skills training she received at CAU helping her get back on her feet and plan for her future.

She had a safe place to stay and was able to get a part-time job, finish high school and go to college while being a member of the Transitional Living program.

CAU offers comprehensive programming for at-risk youth in addition to operating the Union County Youth Shelter and providing services to people with developmental disabilities.

“The program has really helped me be successful and become independent,” she said. “They help you with a lot of things they should teach you in high school, but they don’t.”

November is Runaway Prevention Month, a campaign designed to “shine a light” on the experiences of runaway and homeless youth who too often remain invisible and to share available resources.

Runaway and homeless youth face significant risks: They report having substance abuse issues, mental health issues and a high risk of physical assault, according to the Voices of Youth Count by Chapin Hall at the University. from Chicago.

The tally found that 33 percent of homeless youth had already been part of the foster care system. Lack of a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) was the main correlate of high risk of youth homelessness.

Community Access Unlimited and other youth service providers help these young people avoid missed opportunities to build a secure adult life.

“I have benefited so much from the program and it has also helped me become independent,” said CAUU member Cynthia Ortiz-Figueroa. “They teach you a lot about credit scores, budgeting, housing – they teach you a lot.”

Ortiz-Figueroa entered the program at age 14 after leaving home and is now 20. She said the staff helped her with important tasks such as finding a job, getting government ID, registering to vote and writing her resume.

She also receives help finding an apartment when she leaves the program at age 21.

According to the Voices of Youth Count, one in ten young adults aged 18 to 25 and at least one in 30 adolescents aged 13 to 17 experience some form of homelessness without being accompanied by a parent or guardian. during a year.

Youth entering the Union County Youth Shelter go through a screening process to determine their needs, and the CAU works with families and / or the Department of Children and Families to determine which services young people might need, such as mental health care, job training, or family counseling.

“We have never sent a young person back to the streets or become homeless again,” said Marie Guillaume, director of youth services.

CAU’s youth programs include the Transitional Opportunities Program (TOP) which provides comprehensive residential services to youth ages 13 to 21, as well as the Union County Youth Shelter and the Federal Runaway and Homeless Youth Basic Center and the federal life transition programs.

Over 90 young people participate in college preparation and employment through the Pathways to Academic and Career Exploration to Success (PACES) program, which is part of TOP.

CAU also helps young people with costs that can be barriers to employment, such as childcare, and operates a college access program to individually guide young people and adults through the process of admission to college.

Guillaume stressed the need for bridging programs and recommended that government grants broaden the age range for these programs to serve people up to 24 or 25 who still need help establishing their independence.

Sherin said she is grateful to have found the support she needs in her life and that she is inspired to help others in her own career. She is preparing to welcome a second daughter in December and is working towards her goal of becoming a labor and delivery nurse.

“I love babies and I want to leave a mark on this road before I go, just to know that I have helped a family like they have helped me,” she said.

Eligible youth can become a TOP Member of Unlimited Community Access upon recommendation of the New Jersey Division of Child Welfare and Continuity, Child Care System, recommendation by local schools, community organizations or local agencies, faith-based organizations, hospitals and medical offices, -referral, or by anyone meeting a young person seeking shelter or assistance.

Contact the CAU to inquire about eligibility for other youth programs.

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Trenton’s Isles Youth Services partners with artist Leon Rainbow to create Peace Mural – Trentonian https://jukuz.net/trentons-isles-youth-services-partners-with-artist-leon-rainbow-to-create-peace-mural-trentonian/ Sun, 21 Nov 2021 20:17:10 +0000 https://jukuz.net/trentons-isles-youth-services-partners-with-artist-leon-rainbow-to-create-peace-mural-trentonian/ One of the teenagers who worked on the mural with Leon Rainbow in Trenton. (Photo submitted) Leon Rainbow works with young artists and volunteers to create a mural in Trenton. (Photo submitted) This mural was created in collaboration between artist Leon Rainbow and artists and volunteers from Isles Youth Services. (Photo submitted) Young artists and […]]]>

The Isles Youth Services, in collaboration with nationally renowned artist Leon Rainbow, celebrated the completion of the IYI Peace Mural.

The artwork was co-signed by Isles Youth Services, which includes the IYI Evening Program and the IYI Evening Report Center (ERC).

United Front For Teens also participated in the creation of this fresco.

Isles Youth Services said in a released statement: “We wanted to involve so many local youth groups in this project so that they can see the power of unity and work together as a team. Isles Youth Services strives to break down the barriers of working in silos, delivering service learning projects that will benefit everyone.

The mural is located on the side of Classico Auto Glass at 42 Ashmore Street, who said he was tired of the violence in his neighborhood so he wanted to display some artwork on the side of his garage displaying the peace for everybody.

Mission accomplished, thanks to artists Leon Rainbow, Liz Amaral, Raven George and Classico Auto Glass owner Alex Salguero.

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Child abuse in our community – Radius Child & Youth Services https://jukuz.net/child-abuse-in-our-community-radius-child-youth-services/ Sun, 21 Nov 2021 14:03:53 +0000 https://jukuz.net/child-abuse-in-our-community-radius-child-youth-services/ “No matter what neighborhood you pass through, all 4e, 5e or 6e house saw something. One in three girls and one in five boys will experience some form of abuse before the age of 18. And that’s absolutely independent of economic circumstances. “ “Without the support of Radius Child and Youth Services, I would not […]]]>

“No matter what neighborhood you pass through, all 4e, 5e or 6e house saw something. One in three girls and one in five boys will experience some form of abuse before the age of 18. And that’s absolutely independent of economic circumstances. “

“Without the support of Radius Child and Youth Services, I would not be where I am today, healthy, happy and looking forward to a bright future. Through their care, I look to the future with hope and I know I am worthy of love and attention. ” (Jakub, referred by a friend’s mother who noticed bruises when he was twelve. Read Jakub’s story here.)

Radius Children and Youth Services tackle abuse, neglect and interpersonal violence to help affected children up to the age of eighteen. They deal with about 450 clients, including 150 in Oakville. Unfortunately, many victims of abuse never get the help they need. Children and young people referred to Radius receive comprehensive assessments and individualized treatment based on evidence-based practice. Many of their young clients have been in treatment for over a year, with the average being 18 months.

During the pandemic, the waiting list was reduced from four months to eighteen months. A professional capable of helping a client facing sexual abuse should have at least one year of specialized training in addition to a master’s degree in social work. Thus, it was impossible to cope with the dramatically increased incidence of child abuse. Pressure on staff caring for victims, knowing that so many are languishing on the waiting list, has also taken its toll.

When Radius started almost 40 years ago (originally an amalgamation of the Halton Trauma Center and the Safe-T program in Thistletown), the concept of children’s mental health and the subject matter expertise were both new. Radius seeks to support children who have experienced abuse, neglect and witness interpersonal violence, giving them the tools and strategies to heal from the trauma they have suffered, building a future free of abuse. Radius also works with young people who were sexually assaulted before the age of eighteen: “Until that age we can influence the way they will act as adults and try to break the cycle that perpetuates them. abuse, by changing their development trajectory, ”explains Allan. Bishop, Acting General Manager. “The cycle of violence and abuse is generational. The victims, in turn, become perpetrators if the cycle is not interrupted.

“Every once in a while nightmares come back, but I feel like Radius Child and Youth Services has given me the tools to overcome them. (Madison, abuse survivor. Read about her journey here.)

Radius responds to trauma by working both inside and outside of family units, only reuniting families when he is absolutely certain it is safe to do so. About 90% of young offenders are men. Cases are referred by the Children’s Aid Society, schools and teachers, the United Way agency network, and sometimes the police. In the case of abusers, the juvenile justice system may hire Radius to try to prevent the abusers from reoffending. Sometimes Radius will be arrested by court order. Radius will also refer to other Centraide agencies when the case requires different skills.

Along with its responsive programs, Radius is developing a Youth Dating Violence Project to educate young people in mutual respect in order to break patterns that lead to abuse.

Needless to say, the pressure this work places on clinicians is serious. They too need support and to feel rewarded for their contribution to the community, especially during a pandemic. The staff of the center normally consists of between 25 and 28 clinical workers and 6 to 7 administrative staff. United Way funding allows Radius to maintain two senior clinicians in Halton, and the Ontario government funds core operations.

“Our relationship with Centraide is long-standing. The continuity of the support they provide has been key to our ability to hire, train and retain staff over the long term. The investment required to give staff the necessary specialist expertise in this area means this type of sustained funding is essential, ”says Allan.

Children victims of abuse, neglect and interpersonal relationships vIOlence needs our help. It takes a village to raise a child; it has been famously said. Our community must be that village for these children, victims of intergenerational trauma manifested in severe abuse that can, without proper treatment and support, cripple their lives forever. There are many societal implications for untreated children and youth for abuse and neglect, including an impact on our mental health system and the safety and health of the community. You can help Radius Child and Youth Services by donating to Centraide.

Many of us have charities that we support for personal reasons. However, there is a wide variety of needs in our community. Centraide goes to great lengths to identify these needs and find and help vital agencies with good processes to meet them. United Way funds mean these agencies can devote more of their resources to helping Oakville residents and fewer of them looking for money. As donors, we may not know the best way to allocate our donations, but the donations of all sizes from many Oakville residents can be best exploited through United Way. And who knows when we, or someone close to us, will need help from one of these services. Our donations to the United Way ensure that they will all be there for us if that day comes.

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National Youth Services Council tries to obstruct revealed audit – The Island https://jukuz.net/national-youth-services-council-tries-to-obstruct-revealed-audit-the-island/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 23:35:08 +0000 https://jukuz.net/national-youth-services-council-tries-to-obstruct-revealed-audit-the-island/ “Disputes between the government. called major obstacle ‘ By Shamindra Ferdinando The parliamentary committee for the supervision of state-owned enterprises-COPE has asked for explanations regarding unauthorized spending on the “Yowunpura” in 2018 and 2019. A recent COPE investigation revealed huge losses and an attempt to suppress the government’s audit process. According to COPE, the yahapalana […]]]>

“Disputes between the government. called major obstacle ‘

By Shamindra Ferdinando

The parliamentary committee for the supervision of state-owned enterprises-COPE has asked for explanations regarding unauthorized spending on the “Yowunpura” in 2018 and 2019.

A recent COPE investigation revealed huge losses and an attempt to suppress the government’s audit process.

According to COPE, the yahapalana the government had spent Rs. 80,560,914 on the estimated cost of Rs. 350 mn. Then-President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe attended the 2018 event; the president skipped the event the following year.

The then minister, Sagala Ratnayaka, played a key role in organizing the UNP flagship project “Yowunpura” to attract young people. The COPE investigation found that public funds had been spent, without proper procedures

COPE revealed the violation of procurement process regarding ‘Yowunpura’ 2019, an additional payment in the amount of Rs. 2,227,400 had to be made. COPE President Professor Charitha Herath chaired the meeting. In addition to the President, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera (SLPP), Minister of State Susil Premajayantha (SLPP) and Madhura Withanage, MP and Premnath C. Dolawatte, MP attended. The COPE members who were part of the UNP at the time and now represent the Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) skipped the meeting in question. The original COPE included Mahinda Amaraweera, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Rohitha Abegunawardhana, Susil Premajayantha, Jayantha Samaraweera, Dilum Amunugama, Indika Anuruddha Herath, (Dr.) Sarath Weerasekara, DV Chanaka, (Dr.) Nalaka Godahewawa to serve as governor of the Central Bank), Rauff Hakeem, Anura Dissanayaka, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Jagath Pushpakumara, Eran Wickramaratne, Ranjan Ramanayake (seat lost after being convicted by the Supreme Court for contempt of court), Nalin Bandara Jayamaha, SM Marikkar, Premnath C. Dolawatte , Shanakiyan Rajaputhrian Rasamanickam and (prof.) Charitha Herath.

COPE also observed that Rs. 1,932,500 was spent on 1,773 t-shirts to distribute to young people after the conclusion of the “yowunpura” meeting in 2016. The parliamentary oversight committee noted that public funds had been spent. without the approval of a Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC).

It was also revealed during this Committee meeting that according to the Survey Board report, 268,000 leaflets had been thrown away while the total printing cost in 2017 was Rs. 1,822,400.

Although Sri Lanka Youth Services Pvt. Ltd. was established in 1981 with over 98% stake in the National Youth Services Council, it was revealed at the committee meeting that joint funding had never been prepared.

Instructions on non-disclosure of matters relating to the National Youth Services Council and Sri Lanka Youth Services Pvt. Ltd to third parties by means of an internal circular issued by the president of these institutions Dhammith Wickremesinghe to the division heads on October 8, 2021 was also disclosed to the COPE committee. The Committee stressed that it was hampering the work of the National Audit Office and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Professor Herath urged Sports Ministry Secretary Anuradha Wijekoon and Youth Services Chief Dhammith Wickremesinghe to stop fighting and work to achieve government goals. The legislator, Professor Herath, stressed that cooperation between the main state institutions is of crucial importance.

The Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Chairman of the National Youth Services Council and Sri Lanka Youth Services Pvt. Ltd. should cooperate or face the consequences, Professor Hearth said. Their failure to do so would pose a serious obstacle for the government, Professor Herath said at the COPE meeting last Tuesday (16).

The COPE president also tasked the secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Anuradha Wijekoon, to take immediate action against the officials who were found to be negligent and misbehave.

The Committee also noted that the Sri Lanka Youth Services Pvt. Ltd. had not drawn up a consolidated plan since 2017. The Committee also questioned the company for not having drawn up an action plan.

Committee chairman Prof Charitha Herath said there was a delay in submitting the annual reports of the National Youth Services Council to Parliament and also questioned the non-submission of Sri Lanka’s annual reports. Youth Services Pvt. Ltd. since 2015. The Committee has also asked the Ministry of Youth and Sports to submit all these reports promptly to Parliament.

Although it was decided to build the Nilwala Youth Park in Matara by a Cabinet decision, COPE stressed that no feasibility study had been carried out in this regard. The Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training paid Rs. 142,810,543 as compensation and interest to the affected landowners and Rs. 7,657,349 as advisory fees to the National Youth Services Council as of December 31, 2014.

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Parksville Partners with BGCCVI to Provide Child and Youth Services in the Community | NanaimoNews NOW https://jukuz.net/parksville-partners-with-bgccvi-to-provide-child-and-youth-services-in-the-community-nanaimonews-now/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 00:57:10 +0000 https://jukuz.net/parksville-partners-with-bgccvi-to-provide-child-and-youth-services-in-the-community-nanaimonews-now/ New daycare spaces are arriving in Parksville with an agreement between the City and the BGCCVI to operate from the Parksville Community Center. (File photo / NanaimoNewsNOW) Through Jordan davidson RENOVATIONS November 17, 2021 | 4:53 p.m. PARKSVILLE – Young families in Parksville will soon have more options for childcare, while older youth and teens […]]]>

New daycare spaces are arriving in Parksville with an agreement between the City and the BGCCVI to operate from the Parksville Community Center. (File photo / NanaimoNewsNOW)

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November 17, 2021 | 4:53 p.m.

PARKSVILLE – Young families in Parksville will soon have more options for childcare, while older youth and teens will have a place to burn energy after school.

The City of Parksville is expected to enter into a five-year lease with BGC Central Vancouver Island (BGCCVI) to operate part of the Parksville Community Center.

A total of 91 new child care spaces are expected to be part of a full-time child and family center, as well as programs for different age groups, family supports, outdoor recreation spaces and access to buses to facilitate daycare activities.

“By also offering programs between these critical hours of 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., that’s when young people get bored, get out of hand, that’s when vandalism starts to kick in. produce because children just don’t have a place to go in a safe, supportive place. environment, ”said Karen Kove, Executive Director of BGCCVI.

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£ 1million investment in youth services on the horizon for Kirklees https://jukuz.net/1million-investment-in-youth-services-on-the-horizon-for-kirklees/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://jukuz.net/1million-investment-in-youth-services-on-the-horizon-for-kirklees/ Kirklees council could be prompted to invest up to £ 1million in new services for young people if new proposals are approved. Cabinet members are urged to approve funding at a meeting next week, which would allow every child and youth in the district access to safe places, learning opportunities and fun activities. The program, […]]]>

Kirklees council could be prompted to invest up to £ 1million in new services for young people if new proposals are approved.

Cabinet members are urged to approve funding at a meeting next week, which would allow every child and youth in the district access to safe places, learning opportunities and fun activities.

The program, called “Youth Places To Go”, would lead to the development of new facilities and the extension of those already in place in the region.

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The money would be used to provide grants to local organizations, which would develop and manage youth services on behalf of the council.

Mobile projects are central to the plans, so that young people in the more rural areas of the district can also be reached.

There are also plans to help young people from marginalized groups such as people with disabilities or with special educational needs, so that they can also get involved.

As part of these plans, two new Youth Places To Go centers – one in Huddersfield and one in North Kirklees – could benefit from additional investment later.

Plans could include:

  • Make the Boy Scout Hut accessible to wheelchair users and other disabled children
  • Better facilities and programs for children and young people from minorities or disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Funds help more children and youth exercise on the green lane
  • Basic bike maintenance course for teens to improve their confidence and skills
  • Provide a safe space for LGBTQ + youth
  • Support young people with SEN and / or learning disabilities who might otherwise be excluded from skills-based learning and social spaces

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Speaking on the plans, Cllr Carole Pattison, Cabinet Member for Learning, Aspiration and Communities, said: “Youth services across the country have been cut in recent years, but here at Kirklees, we are investing heavily in our young people. ”

“Our goal is to provide them with a wide range of opportunities and places to meet friends in a safe environment that promotes their physical and mental health. “

“We will ensure that there are inclusive places for all, offering social and learning activities to inspire young minds. “

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“Youth Places To Go will be developed based on the perspectives of children and youth themselves, as well as parents, families, the voluntary sector and our other key partners. “

“We already have a network of suppliers who are doing a very good job, but this is a great opportunity to strengthen those ties and expand the current offering alongside our much-loved community groups. “

“We will increase what is available in local areas, supporting local organizations – many of which are struggling to get funding – and focusing on the things that make the biggest difference to our young people. “

“This is an exciting development that will dramatically improve facilities for young people across Kirklees. It’s about helping young people get the best start in life, to aspire, to be successful and to find great support within their own community.

The decision whether or not to approve the Youth Places To Go program will be made by Cabinet members on November 16.

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Mission Bon Accueil inaugurates a new youth service center in Montréal-Nord – Montréal https://jukuz.net/mission-bon-accueil-inaugurates-a-new-youth-service-center-in-montreal-nord-montreal/ Mon, 15 Nov 2021 22:30:08 +0000 https://jukuz.net/mission-bon-accueil-inaugurates-a-new-youth-service-center-in-montreal-nord-montreal/ The Welcome Hall Mission officially opened the doors of its brand new youth service center on Monday morning. The resource moved to Montreal North during the pandemic after noticing a desperate need for community services for young people in the area where 30 percent of its younger clientele live. “We began to notice that many […]]]>

The Welcome Hall Mission officially opened the doors of its brand new youth service center on Monday morning. The resource moved to Montreal North during the pandemic after noticing a desperate need for community services for young people in the area where 30 percent of its younger clientele live.

“We began to notice that many young people who requested services downtown came from various boroughs around Montreal, particularly in the north. So it made sense to us that people could access services closer to where they live, ”said Sam Watts, CEO of Welcome Hall Mission.

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The space is located on the second floor of the mission’s free grocery store. It includes a seating area and workspaces, and offers baby clothes and supplies for new mothers. The service aims to help young people facing adversity or homelessness get to where they want to be.

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“This will be a resource that allows us to connect them with people in the community who can help them, such as the health network,” Watts said.

Montreal-North is a corner of the island that experiences high levels of poverty and school dropouts. Borough mayor Christine Black said there was an urgent need for more services like the Welcome Hall mission in the region.

“I am really happy that this type of service is starting in Montreal North, because it will make a big difference here for young people and families,” said Black.

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Svetlana Chernienko was 18 when her family started using the Welcome Hall grocery store and returned years later when she escaped an abusive relationship. The mental health advocate says the service has influenced who she is today.

“It changed my life knowing I had support when I needed it. Every time I went there were always people there who liked with open arms, ”she told Global News.

Welcome Hall Mission hopes to build trust in the community through the Youth Service Center, in order to help others on the path to success.

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