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.

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 Indigenous 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.