Developing Capacity in 11-14 year olds

Weekly Education Programme for 11 to 14 year olds in Richmond, BC.

Empower. Develop. Connect.

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What does the programme do?

The programme aims to provide youngsters with a profound understanding of their own potential.

  • Develop language and powers of expression

  • Develop the capacity to make positive decisions

  • Develop comprehension and critical thinking

Registered Non-Profit Organization

Registered Non-Profit Organization

How does it work?

  • Every week, a group of 10 junior youth or so meet with their animators for a period of 1 to 2 hours.

  • Junior youth read stories that help develop their powers of expression, critical thinking skills, and comprehension skills. The content of the stories is intended to help junior youth make positive decisions by exploring concepts such as kindness, justice, and honesty. 

  • Junior youth also engage in team building activities, arts, drama, sports and initiatives that are supposed to help their communities.

What is an Animator?

  • An animator is an older youth, who is usually in the upper years of high school or university and assists the junior youth in their journey through the programme.

  • Older youth tend to make excellent animators as they find it easy to treat junior youth not as children, but as equals, and encourage them to ask questions, learn about society

  • All animators undergo regular training and background checks

Is there a cost to attend?

  • Since this is a community initiative there is no cost to attend the programme.