Striving towards Inclusion, Tolerance & Empowerment
EMYC operates in four major program areas:
- Daily Hot Breakfast Club Program
Operated from Springfield Gardens-Peel Living Volunteers assist the coordinator to serve breakfast daily to give students a healthy start to the school day
- Daily After School Programs
- To assist elementary and high school students with homework and tutoring
- To provide physical exercise through organized activities
- To offer recreation, leisure activities and leadership skills development
- Girls Club –Self esteem building, positive self image, basic cooking skills
- Basketball – skills and drills
- Karate – Exercise, physical fitness training and self defense skills
- Leadership Training – Youth participate in a year long employment readiness program and are prepared and trained to be summer camp counsellors in the EMYC OASIS summer camp program.
- Youth Council – Participants are given opportunities to take an active leadership role in Peel Youth Violence Network initiatives and to formulate a youth council to provide input to the EMYC governance process.
- Teen Cuisine – youth prepare a meal together and socialize with adult guidance.
- To provide a full day / week of social and recreational activities during the school break
- This is a weeklong program for children aged 6 to 15 years, which is held at neighbouring schools. Sports and creative activities are offered, as well as day excursions. A fee is charged and subsidies are available.
To offer a full day, structured program for seven weeks. There is a theme for each week with a variety of fun and creative indoor and outdoor activities including swimming. There are also weekly field trips to various sites in the city. There is a weekly fee, for which subsidies are available.
- To arrange gatherings throughout the year for participants and their parents to build a sense of community and social responsibility
- Summer barbecue, graduation ceremony, holiday celebrations, fundraising events