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Preteens & Youth

Preteen & Youth Calendar

Preteens

Our Preteen program is for preteens (Grades 5-7) to hang out and learn basic life skills. Participants are expected to register for the program (although checking it out a couple of times first is okay too). Our program offers a little something for every preteen: sports, team building activities, culinary endeavors, stuff for girls, stuff for boys, swimming outings, and field trips.

If you want to become a participant or to volunteer, please contact Ian Ditchburn at iditchburn@mpnh.org.

Download your Preteen (Grades 5-7) registration form here.

 

Youth

We have an extensive and appealing range of programs and activities teens (ages 13-18) and young adults (ages 19-24). Led by a multidisciplinary team, our programs offer young people to connect with their peers and community, while also providing a safe space in which they can develop their resiliency, life skills, a sense of self, leadership skills, and have fun at the same time. From movie nights to coffeehouses, hiking, kayaking, homework help and newcomer support, we try to meet the diverse needs of all young people who come to our neighbourhood house.

We are committed to making our programs accessible to all! All programs and activities are free and open for anyone to join.

If you want to become a participant or to volunteer, please contact Danielle Verzosa at dverzosa@mpnh.org.

Download your Youth (ages 13-24) registration form here.

Preteen and Youth Programs

Youth Welcome Circle @ Eric Hamber
Join us for a 45-minute lunch program for newcomer youth studying at Eric Hamber Secondary School. You will have a safe hangout space, meet new friends, talk to your youth worker, learn more about your school and  your community, as well as get free snacks.

Dates/Times: Every Monday from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM (except statutory holidays)

Location: Multipurpose Room at Eric Hamber Secondary School

Registration: Please contact Kei: pklau@vsb.bc.ca or call 604 831 6528 or  J-Anne: jnhope@vsb.bc.ca or call 778 772 2748 or Danielle: dverzosa@mpnh.org or call 604 879 8208 ext 301

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Beyond Education @ Eric Hamber

Join us for our 8 week program learning about interpersonal, leadership, and pre-employment skills while gaining volunteer hours each session.

Dates/Times: Every Monday from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (except statutory holidays)

Location: Multipurpose Room at Eric Hamber Secondary School

Registration: Please contact Stephanie: stephanief@lmnhs.bc.ca or Danielle: dverzosa@mpnh.org

BEYOND EDUCATION REGISTRATION FORM

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The Real Project @ MPNH

Join us for a 12 week leadership program of workshops + peer support training (snacks and honorarium provided). This program empowers youth to speak out against violence.

Dates/Times: Every Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Registration: Please contact Ian iditchburn@mpnh.org

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Neighbourhood Crew @ Sir Charles Tupper
Join us for an after-school program for newcomer youth (ages 13-19) studying at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School. You will have a safe hangout space, meet new friends, talk to your youth worker, learn more about your school and  your community, as well as get free snacks.

Dates/Times: Every Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Staff Room at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School

Registration: Please contact Danielle dverzosa@mpnh.org or call 604.879.8208 ext 301

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Cook Up Your Future @ MPNH

Join us for a free 5-week cooking program for youth ages 13-24, where you will learn how to follow easy recipes, gain new cooking skills and Have fun while preparing a delicious meal to enjoy with your friends.

Dates/Times: Every Thursday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

April 18, 25, May 2, 9, & 16

Location: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Registration: Please contact Noora nshirazi@mpnh.org or call 604.879.8208 ext 325

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Friday Youth Space @ MPNH
Join us for an after-school program for youth (ages 13-19) at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House. This program is a free drop-in program for everyone to have a safe hangout space, meet new friends, talk to your youth worker, and get free snacks and bus tickets.

Dates/Times: Every Friday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Registration: Please contact Danielle dverzosa@mpnh.org or call 604.879.8208 ext 301

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Homework Club @ MPNH
Join us for a weekly homework club program for preteen (ages 10-12) and youth (ages 13-19) at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House. This program will let you get homework support, learn better study habits, gain confidence and time management skills, talk to your youth worker, and get free tutors, snacks, and bus tickets.

Dates/Times: Every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (except long weekends)

Location: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Registration: Please contact Ian iditchburn@mpnh.org or call 604.879.8208 ext 303

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Preteen Program @ MPNH
Join us for a weekly program for newcomer preteens aged 9 – 12 that fosters healthy relationship building, cross-cultural awareness, emotional regulation and mental wellness. The focus of this program is to ensure that preteen clients will have fun, make new friends, and participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, as well as make them ready to transition into high school.  Snacks and bus tickets are provided.

Dates/Times: Every Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (except long weekends)

Location: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Registration: Please contact Noora at nshirazi@mpnh.org or call 604.879.8208 ext 325

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Meet the Youth Team

Youth Team

Contact Us

Thanh Lam (she/they)
(English, Vietnamese, French)
Director – Youth & Newcomer Services
tlam@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 302

Ronja Flugge (she/her)
(English, Dutch)
Manager of Youth Services
rflugge@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 109

Shayan Abbaszadeh (he/him)
(English, Farsi, Dari)
Youth and Family Settlement Worker
sabbaszadeh@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 319

Danielle Verzosa (she/her)
(English, Tagalog)
Youth Settlement Worker
dverzosa@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 301

Ian Ditchburn (he/him)
(English)
Youth Worker
iditchburn@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 303

Noora Shirazi (she/her)
(English, Farsi)
Child and Youth Worker
nshirazi@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 325

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