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• After-school programs
• Group Mentoring
• School 2 School
• Saddle-Up for Success
Newcomer Program (HOST)
YAY's HOST program focuses on newcomer children. It is designed to ensure that diverse cultural groups are aware of and can access its services.
Training is provided on racism and stereotyping so volunteers
become more sensitive and aware of the needs of newcomers.
YAY matches assist children with their transition to Canadian culture, and focus on maintaining their sense of security and self-esteem
YAY encourages young adult newcomers to become peer mentors and share their experiences with a child.
Youth who are understanding and knowledgeable about the issues and problems children face integrating into Canadian life can help with:
• The loss of traditional family structure
• Language needs and cultural barriers that prevent positive peer relationships
• A child who feels caught between two different and sometimes conflicting cultures
• Identifying the need for cultural interpreters to facilitate effective communication.
Join The YAY Team!
Make a difference! Become a Volunteer in a one to one or group setting. Join a Committee. Become a Sponsor. Advocate for youth and help open doors for positive change and brighter futures. learn more