• Youth One


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    About Us

    Youth One provides prevention and mentorship based, after school programs, meals and support services for youth ages 11-18 - at no financial barrier.

    In 2014, founded in Lethbridge, Youth One launched because of a major gap in many communities: The need for prevention and mentorship based programs supporting youth during out of school hours - at no financial barrier. In Lethbridge, 1 in every 5 youth grow up in a low income setting. In Canada, 1 in every 2 youth will grow up without a mentor or role model in their life. This means many youth in our community will grow up with limited supports and guidance during their most formative years of development. Research tells us when a youth has even ONE positive role model/mentor in their life it dramatically reduces many risk factors such as drug and alcohol abuse, crime rates, mental health issues, and school drop-out rates. For this reason, we are determined to make sure no youth has to figure out life alone. We firmly believe that when youth are supported to live out their full potential, the future health of our community increases.

    Our Mission: We believe every youth has so much potential, but many grow up without a dedicated community to help them fully realize it and live it out. This is why Youth One provides mentors, spaces and programs where youth can find belonging and support.

    *Youth One is a project partner of Bridges of Hope