Youth

We believe youth have a right to safe spaces to create change within themselves and their community. YWCA Moncton provides programs for youth that promote healthy peer relationships, positive self-regard, academic achievement, and positive school experience.
 

GirlSpace

GirlSpace is a girls-only program run by YWCAs all across Canada. Every GirlSpace is different depending on where the program is and who is participating. YWCA Moncton regularly offers GirlSpace as a once-a-week after-school program for girls in grade 7 and 8 that lasts anywhere from 6-12 weeks. Girls will participate in workshops, trips, and projects all designed to bolster their self-esteem and leadership skills while encouraging them to engage critically with social issues.

​Power of Being a Girl and Strength in Being a Boy

​These single-day conferences are a series of gender-specific workshops offered in local schools to youth aged 12-14. Boys and girls address topics such as healthy relationships, self-esteem, and positive body image through activities and guided discussion in a safe space. Participants always receive YWCA swag to take home! These events are a part of the annual YWCA Week Without Violence. *Our girls-only programs are inclusive of trans youth who identify as female.

​To learn more about our youth programs, please contact Alicia Duffy (855-4349 or aduffy@ywcamoncton.com).

Young Women's Collective

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On My Way

A program offered to Beaverbrook School and Edith Cavell School students (girls and boys) who are referred by their school resource teachers. Students receive one-one-one tutoring during school. Students use technology such as LCD note pads, iPads, e-readers and iPods to improve basic math, literacy and science skills.

Techno Tutoring

A program offered to Riverview High School, Moncton High School, Harrison Trimble High School for girls* who are struggling to succeed academically and are at-risk of leaving school. Participants meet one-one-one with a tutor once a week and interact over social media between meetings. Participants can be tutored in academic subjects and/or focus on social issues that are preventing their success in school (i.e. bullying, violence in the home, etc.).