Youth Empowerment

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:

60% report less conflict with parents
60% report decreased drug use
70% have a better outlook towards their overall future
43% have increased school attendance

Youth Matter

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.

how this program can help


Anxiety / Depression




Life Skills


Job Placement


Substance use / misuse


Peer Pressure


School Concerns



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