Youth Internship 2020 Program

The Red Fox Youth Internship program provides youth facing barriers with the opportunity to gain employment skills and launch their careers in recreation, childcare and other rewarding fields. Interns job shadow and assist a team of staff and youth leaders to deliver physical literacy “Active Play” programs to children and environmental and recreation programs to youth. Interns are mentored by Indigenous Elders and artists. They learn critical digital and communication skills through workshops and projects. Then, they do a practicum placement with one of Red Fox Society’s community partners to try out their knowledge and skills in a new environment.

The program length is 4 to 5 months and there are new intakes every 4 months. If you are interested, contact:

programmanager@redfoxsociety.org to learn more.

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.