The Teen Years 

Where prevention is sustained

Objective: to serve the youth on Gabriola Island by supporting them in staying resilient in their lives.

The Teen Years Programs

Youth who are currently attending grade 7 - 12

We work with the developmental processes of youth ages 13 to 19 years old. As they experience the process of identity formation, we target healthy levels of autonomy and encourage a positive outlook on their future. Our programming is designed to insert as many developmental assets as possible into the environment of these youth's lives. The content of the programs challenges them in developing the necessary internal attitudes to support them in thriving in their lives. All of this is carried out in a highly social and engaging environment where we offer fun and appealing programs that build supportive and trusting relationships with youth who participate. The objective we aim for with this age group is to meet our standards of maintaining and increasing healthy levels of resilience in youth 13 to 19 who reside in our community.


Friday Night Drop-in  6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, during the school year. EVERY OTHER FRIDAY STARTING OCTOBER 7, 2022

Positive alternative recreation when paired with other prevention based strategies become extremely effective by supporting youth in staying healthy and resilient during their formative years. We offer a full range of recreation activities designed for the youth using our centre. Our recreation program includes our Friday Night Drop-in (during the school year) in a the Teen Room in the big Blue Building.