making an impact
Since its inception, thousands of youth throughout Coquitlam, Port Moody and Port Coquitlam have been helped by ACCESS volunteers and programs.
Here are just some of the ways our members are helping to preserve the future of today’s youth:
Years in operation
Dollars raised for youth
Youth reached since 2004
about the program
The Youth Empowerment program is referral-based program that is open to all youth who are facing barriers between the ages of 12 – 23. The purpose of the program is to provide these youth with support geared towards their personal long-term development and well-being.
The Youth Empowerment program focuses on four key areas of support: Individual, peer, school and community.
ACCESS employs a generalist youth worker with a wide range of experience to address these key areas through a combination of tackling barriers, practicing life skills and providing connections to community resources and support.
what the program is not:
This program is not intended to be used as a “Big Brother / Big Sister” style solution. Because we are not equipped for such a program, we instead recommend that youth who are in need contact Big Brothers Greater Vancouver or reach out to the BC Ministry of Children & Family Development (MCFD) to see what resources are available to them.