Community Outreach Programs
The Van is an intervention team, which undertakes street work with youths aged between 12-18 years. The intervention team patrols park areas and surrounding schools during the day in the winter months and public spaces during the evenings and weekends in the summer months. (i.e. McDonalds, Parks, Malls, etc.) The project reaches youths in publics spaces where intervention workers have a visable, attention grabbing, and confindent presence. The workers inform youths about services available to them and distribute sexually transmitted infection protection toolkits. They even accompany youths to their residences. Youths can express their hopes and needs and also discuss alternatives to deliquencies (such as sports, special events, etc.)
LaSalle Community Prevention Project
As community based project developed in collaboration with Batshaw Youth and Family Centres and CSSS-Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle whos aim is to help youth from Black Anglophone families who are at potential risk and to support and connect families with community resource services.
Youth Against Violence
A program developed by the Boys and Girls Club of LaSalle and is presented in LaSalle area Elementary and High Schools and is an integral part of all of our programs and services.
The goal of this program is to educate and promote awareness among youth through discussions and workshops on various topics which they face in today’s society with themes such as:
- Drugs (cause and effect)
- Body art safety
- STD Prevention, etc.
Another goal of this program is to promote awareness and prevention for youths at a crucial age of teen experimentation and when peer pressure can have a negative impact.