Updated: August 2018
The Whistler Youth Centre, known as The YC, is thrilled to be the recipient of three recent grants and donations from local community groups.
- The Parent Advisory Committee of Whistler Secondary School is supporting The YC’s BEHIND THE IMAGE Fall 2016 program with a generous grant of $5,000. BEHIND THE IMAGE aims to foster positive body image among Whistler youth by creating dialogue about self-esteem, body image, the advertising industry and cultivating media awareness in today’s society.
- The Real Estate Association of Whistler has provided $3,000 to The YC to buy hydroponic veggie growing towers. The towers will allow the youth to grow their own fresh vegetables year-round as part of the Learn to Cook Program. The funding will also be used for provisions for The YC’s drop-in night dinners.
- Purebread has been generously providing free snacks and teas to teens dropping in at The YC on most Friday and Saturday nights this summer while supplies last.
- Special mention and thanks goes to The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation for the many years of support with programs, including BEHIND THE IMAGE at Whistler Secondary, and their generous help with various equipment in The YC space.
“A huge thank you to all four of these community groups for their generous support of The YC and its programs for local and visiting teens,” said Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden. “The YC is an invaluable space for those in our community aged 13 to 18 and helps link youth with educational and health resources. These grants and donations will go a long way to supporting key programs and making our youth feel welcomed and valued.”
About the Whistler Youth Centre
The Resort Municipality of Whistler’s Youth Centre (The YC) first opened its doors more than 15 years ago to respond to the community’s growing need for a safe and welcoming place that locals and visiting youth could claim as their own. Located on the lower floor of the Arts Whistler Centre, The YC is a place where youth (aged 13-18) are treated with respect, where new friendships are made, and where existing friendships are fortified. Close to 3,000 teen visit The YC space each year, and key programming includes Behind The Image, Girls Learn-to-Skateboard Night, Club Interact with The Rotary Club of Whistler, Free Yoga Thursdays, The annual Turkey Dinner, Sex + Drugs = Pizza health talks, Drop-In Nights with special activities and so much more. The YC primarily functions as a drop in centre with a referral capacity, linking youth to educational and health resources. Learn more by visiting The YC website at whistleryouthcentre.com