YOUCAN Youth Services works with at-risk youth in Edmonton. We have several programs to help them get out of harm's way.
The Relentless Youth Outreacher Workers Project like the name states, means our Outreach Youth Workers are relentless. We strive on the outreach work that fosters long term relationships that assist in guiding a young person at-risk through the Stages of Change. We will do what it takes in a relentless fashion (and an appropriate fashion) to walk beside a young person and build a strong trustworthy relationship that will help young people at risk go from living a very harmful lifestyle into a healthy and safe lifestyle.
The Verto Project (Latin for “turn around” or “change”); a unique 15 week group-based employability skills program, which gives them the skills necessary to transition back into school or employment from the harmful lifestyles they currently live in.
Step Up and Step In is a program for youth by youth with an aim to reduce youth violence while helping young people become more involved in their communities through volunteer work in schools and community groups.
The YOUCAN Mentoring Program works in two high schools and two elementary schools. YOUCAN staff are training youth to mentor children in the areas of conflict resolution and the prevention of youth violence.