Youth looking at a book with bookshelves behind them.

Connect with peers and adult allies through positive engagement.

Empowering YOU is a free 10-week program that provides mental health education to help youth develop skills that enable them to cope with challenges in life. The ultimate aim of Empowering YOU is to help youth aged 14 to 17 to manage stress, moments of anxiety, mood challenges, and relationship difficulties through self-awareness, coping strategies (e.g., mindfulness), connecting with nature and physical movement.

Each week participants will meet with two program leaders for two hours. The first hour is dedicated to learning and information. The second hour involves some physical movement and an opportunity to experience and practice the information and learning. 

2023 schedule 

Clayton Community Centre
Thursdays: 3:30pm - 5:30pm running October 12 to December 14

“I felt like I’ve met a new group of people, made a friend, and attending the program made me step out and see new things in the world. Though I don’t know what changed specifically, I definitely think I’ve made commendable progress in understanding myself” – Empowering YOU Participant

Thank you

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada and support of the Province of British Columbia.


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