NORTH Shore Neighbourhood House was spruced up recently thanks to the efforts of a group of preteens.
According to a written statement, Youth 4 Community (Y4C) is a six-week leadership program offered by the House to youth ages 10-13.
The focus of the program is to build individuals as community leaders through a series of six workshops and volunteer opportunities, says program facilitator Sam Moscipan, in the statement.
Last month, a group of youth learned how to paint from General Paint staff members Chris Roper and Andrew Speidel. They painted a room used for programs such as the Special Needs Teen Club, seniors peer support, ESL and tutoring, the Food Bank and other communitybased initiatives.
Y4C is intended to develop preteen leadership skills through curriculum instruction and engagement in the community.
Funded by the City of North Vancouver, another free session got underway Sept. 21 and the next is set for Nov. 2.
For more information about upcoming Y4C sessions, contact youth preteen worker Sam Moscipan at 6042588750.
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North Vancouver's Selina Byer is among 33 Boston Pizza employees from across the country awarded a $1,500 scholarship for the upcoming school year.
Since 2007, the Boston Pizza International Scholarship Program has recognized 160 employees for their achievements at work and school, as well as within their local communities.
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