Life Skills Programming for Teens 13-17 Years Old

Age: 13-17

Program Cost: $325

Location: In Person/ Virtual

Program Length: 6 Sessions

*Register to be notified of upcoming groups.

Boost: School Success

Boost: School Success is a two part, 6-session program for those looking for support with learning to get organized and motivated at school. Sessions will include video modelling, games, activities, and practice. Topics covered:

Part One

  • Putting Forth My Best Effort

  • Planning Ahead

  • Being on Time

  • Note-Taking

  • Organization

  • Persistence

Part Two

  • Break it Down

  • Flexibility

  • Focus

  • The Big Picture

  • Memorization

  • Mistakes

*Part One is recommended, but not a prerequisite for attending Part Two

Age: 13-17

Program Cost: $425

Location: In Person

Program Length: 6 Sessions

*Register to be notified of upcoming groups.

Caring for Myself

This program helps participants discuss one’s motivation for hygiene routines. Teaching concrete and/or specific direction based on the situation or setting for the following topics:

  • Washing

  • Bathing and Showering

  • Dental Care

  • Toileting and Bathroom Etiquette

  • Bedroom/ Sleeping Area Organization

  • Privacy

The skills covered in Caring for Myself are the foundations of developing healthy relationships with others, strengthening relationships with family members.

Age: 13-17

Program Cost: $375

Start Date: November 21, 2022

End Date: December 12, 2022

Session Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Location: In Person

Program Length: 4 Sessions

Food with Friends

Join us in person, for a friendship themed cooking program. Youth can cook and prepare food items to increase their independence and comfort in the kitchen. Participants will learn kitchen safety & hygiene, basic cooking skills, along with social activities each evening. Participants will leave each session with new recipes to add to their collection, as well as items they have made to share with family & friends. Through exploring the social side of cooking, participants could use the recipes and skills learned to share with family and friends during a gathering.

Age: 13-17

Program Cost: $600

Location: Virtual/ In Person

Program Length: 12 Sessions

Session Time: TBD

*Register to be put on notification list

Job Ready

Looking to join the workforce or begin volunteering? Get Job Ready with our job readiness program. Learn new skills or refresh some previously learnt. The program will include activities, games, videos and role plays to help get you ready as your begin employment. During the sessions, each participant will create a resume, look for positions available, and experience an interview.

Topics covered include;

  • Identifying strengths & weaknesses

  • Resumes

  • Interviews

  • Cover letters

  • Job search

  • Networking

  • Workplace health & safety

  • Social rules

  • Work-life balance

  • Employee relations

  • Job performance

This program is best for youth/adults interested in future employment with average language skills.

Age: 13-17

Program Cost: $375

Location: In Person

Program Length: 6 Sessions

*Register to be notified of upcoming sessions

Money Talks; Advanced

Increase financial literacy with our Money Talks program. Participants will learn through a mix of games, practice, videos and other activities.

Content includes;

  • Making purchases with cash or debit

  • Budgeting basics

  • Needs vs wants

  • Cheques

  • Tips & gratuities

  • Taxes

  • Types of savings & loans

  • Travelling with money

This program is beneficial for those with average to advanced language skills, or those with appropriate supports.

Age: 13-17

Program Cost: $425

Location: Virtual/In Person

Program Length: 8 Sessions

Start Date: January 2023

End Date: March 2023

Session Time: TBD

Sessions will be limited to 4 participants

*Register to be put on notification list

Zones of Regulation

Regulating emotions is a life skill most people are constantly developing. In these sessions we will look at flexible thinking, how to develop a positive mindset, size of the problem, as well as how to identify triggers and manage intense emotions.

Note: This program is focusing on the teaching of new skills. We will not be discussing the reduction of maladaptive behaviours.