Youth Garden Project

Red Fox Healthy Living Society and  Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) have teamed up to bring like-minded youth between the ages of 15-18 together for unique volunteer experiences and opportunities starting March 31st, 2019 that will run until the end of March 2020. Over the course of the year, there will be 3 cohorts that will engage 14 youth over a 3 month period, engaging up to 42 youth in total.

The Garden Project will give  youth hands-on experiences creating wildlife habitat and  an Indigenous foodscape garden in Strathcona Park. They will volunteer a youth leaders at  Red Fox Active Play, Feasting and Drum Group programs, helping local children be active, enjoy healthy meals and connect with Indigenous culture. The youth leaders  will gain a certificate of completion for 120 Service Hours over the 3 month period.

Youth will get to design an Art installation for the garden, connect and learn from knowledge keepers and Elders from the community, and learn about decolonization and reconciliation.  Each of the three cohorts will begin and end with an over-night urban camping orientation weekend and wilderness camping weekend.

 

We are excited to announce that our 3 cohorts will run from:

Cohort 1: March 31 – June 30, 2019

Cohort 2: July 6 – September 29, 2019

Cohort 3: October 6 – January 12, 2020

 

Click HERE to register today!

For more information, please contact Youth Garden program supervisor, Suki Chhoeun at suki@redfoxsociety.org, Office Phone: 604-343-6536.

 

Red Fox Spring Break Indigenous Youth Leadership Camp, March 26 – 29.

Indigenous youth throughout Metro Vancouver:

Please join us for our first ever in Surrey. Free! Learn valuable skills to give you that edge in your job search.

Thank you BC Ministry of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation.

Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, March 23rd, 2018.

Please Register today!

Registration Form: https://goo.gl/forms/SXIxVHJTxlQTdMH23

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Verdann’s story in The Province

Verdann started out as a youth leader with Red Fox as a teen, and years later is now a member of staff and strong role model for younger children. Thanks to our partnership with United Way of the Lower Mainland, we are able to reach hundreds more children and youth like Verdann.

 

Read about Verdann’s experience and our partnership with United Way in this article in The Province.

Red Fox Youth in the Surrey Leader

In August 2016, Red Fox launched new Active Play-Youth Leadership programming in Surrey, in partnership with the Surrey School District and the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC. The Surrey Leader spoke to some of the youth participants to find out how they feel about the program:

“I was really shy before I joined Red Fox,” said Muskego, 19, who is finishing his Grade 12 at City Central Learning Centre this fall. “I never really had programs like this when I was in school, so I feel like I’m giving these kids something more than I had, and now I would like to go to college as well.”

Read the full Surrey Leader article here.

Press Release: New Recreation Program Creates Opportunities for Surrey Children and Youth

Red Fox Healthy Living Society announced today the launch of a new recreation program for Aboriginal and inner-city children and youth, run in partnership with the Surrey School District and the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC. The weekly Active Play-Youth Leadership program will bring an innovative model, which uniquely promotes health and physical literacy for children alongside employment and life skills for youth, to a number of new communities in Surrey.

Read the press release here.