What We Do
Treating youth like the most valuable resource that they are.
At ACCESS, we pride ourselves on “knowing the street”. and staying current. Our programs and presentations are a reflection of the knowledge gained through our interactions with youth, professionals, community, current research, and our own data collecting. Our programs and presentations are innovative, real, out-of-the-box, educational and offer current valuable information.
Many youth today seek out non traditional programs that are innovative, progressive, different, and engaging. ACCESS prides itself on the development and implementation of innovative programs that are real, engaging, diverse, flexible and successful.
We invite you to check out our award-winning primary program Project Reach Out, as well as our successful school and after-school programs.
Each program and presentation is unique in nature and offers valuable educational opportunities for youth, professionals, and community.
Project Reach Out
Modified shuttle buses that are multi-service mobile drop-in centres & outreach programs bringing services to where youth are at. Project Reach Out (PRO) is an award-winning and the first of its kind in British Columbia. It travels throughout the communities after-hours of the Tri-Cities from 7pm to 12 am engaging and developing relationships with street involved youth and delivering support and services. The PRO program connects with over 3500 street involved youth annually.
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ACCESS’s school program is offered throughout the lower mainland. Programs are FREE thanks to generous funders. However, if demand for the programs exceeds the funding amount, a small fee will be charged.
iC.A.R.E.- Compassion, Acceptance, Respect, Empathy.
A one hour presentation that addresses bullying through the lens of Compassion, Acceptance, Respect, Empathy. With over 10 presentation in its pilot year, it has quickly become a highly sought after program. This is an innovative way to engage youth in looking how they treat each other in person and on-line.
ACCESS offers after-school programs that respond to the needs of the youth we serve.
Given resources available, ACCESS strives to develop and offer unique programs.
- Parent Education
- Youth Action Team
- DETOUR Youth Theatre
Dates and times to be announced by mid August.
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Youth Engagement Program
Individual Youth Engagement Worker is a referral program responsible for providing comprehensive one to one support services for youth ages 12-23 years of age, and to help improve the well-being and functioning of these youth.
Read more about the Youth Engagement Program