The Stoke Youth Network is designed by youth for youth, focused on increasing opportunities for meaningful youth engagement in our community for all youth aged 12 – 19 years. The Youth Liaison works out of Revelstoke Secondary School. Follow them on Facebook. For info on ‘Me to We’, Parks Canada Glacier Adventure Stewardship Program, the Youth Access Fund, youth leadership opportunities or the City’s Youth Advisory Committee, contact the Youth Liaison.
Community Connections youth programs include the youth mentoring program, school mentoring, and school (lunch and after school groups) program. Children and youth with special needs are also supported. Youth workers offer mental health and life skills counselling, including social/emotional regulation and support in safe environments.
The Revelstoke Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) collaborative is a diverse group of mental health & substance use service providers, stakeholders and community partners. The aim is to increase the number of children, youth & their families who receive quality services and supports in our community. Engagement, evidence-informed approach, building connections and respecting culture form the basis of its approach. Mental health awareness, community development and decreasing barriers to accessing information and services are integral to ‘pathways to care’.
Youth Access Fund
Revelstoke’s Youth Access Fund, (YA Fund) was established in 2014 as a way to insure all youth have the opportunity to participate in sports, recreation, arts and cultural programs, events and activities. The YA Fund is designed to help remove financial barriers for youth from low and modest income families to participate in activities that they would otherwise not be able to do.