RBC Foundation donation to Youth Diversion

Youth Diversion is proud to announce an $11,000 donation from RBC Foundation in support of Youth Diversion’s SNAP Life Skills pilot project supporting youth 15-18 in KFLA. RBC Foundation is dedicated to working with local community partners to help ensure Canadian youth find and pursue their path to success with confidence.  “We are so pleased to be able to support this innovative pilot program.  Investing in our youth today will set them on the path to success towards education and career in the future”. Said Randy Tredenick. RVP Kingston-Quinte-Redeau.

.In addition to the funding and partnership with RBC, Youth Diversion is also partnering with ReStart Employment services, Loving Spoonful and Traditional Excellence Human Performance in the delivery of the SNAP life skills pilot.  Shawn Quigley, Executive Director for Youth Diversion describes the pilot as “an opportunity for at risk youth to be connected with services and skills necessary to overcome the challenges of adolescence.”  Quigley adds, “in addition to our community partners, each youth will have access to a Mentor throughout the pilot to provide addition support and guidance.” 

The Pilot is intended to deliver a six week comprehensive life skills program for at risk youth. The objective of the Pilot is to target the necessities of successful living such as employment readiness, food security, financial literacy, team building and engagement with the community. A unique component of the Pilot will be offering each of the participants a limited budget to purchase items such as groceries and employment ready clothing in an effort to address the barriers which get in the way of youth being successful.

The Pilot is intended to begin in late October and run to December and there are 15 spots.  Referrals can be made to Jake Beatty or Nancy Bondy by calling 613-548-4535 ext 225.

For Emergency Help:
  1. Call 911
  2. Go to your local hospital
  3. Contact:
    1. Addictions & Mental Health Services KFLA 24 hour crisis line - 613-544-4229
    2. Kids Help Phone  1-800-668-6868 or txt 686868
    3. LGBT Youth Line 1-800-268-9688 or txt 647-694-4275
    4. Detox Centre  24 hour telephone line - 613-549-6461

Contact Us

559 Bagot Street
Kingston ON, Canada
K7K 3E1

P: 613-548-4535 ext 224
F: 613-548-1747


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