Earlier this month our YMCA Youth Community Action Network (YCAN) and YMCA Head Start participants from the Community Y went deep sea fishing as a part of their eight-week program that focuses on leadership skills development and volunteer opportunities within the YMCA. This summer the youth participated in a variety of volunteer and community activities, gaining employment skills from our YMCA NS Works Employment team, and they were rewarded with some adventure camps! The adventure camps were a variety of activities including, Deep Sea Fishing, Virtual Reality and a Friday Paint Ball Night!  Our group is very sport orientated, and they have decided to incorporate sports with mental health for a “Back to School” Dance this Friday, August 31st at our Community YMCA from 6:00 – 9:00 PM (ages 13- 18). The youth group has also identified the need for school supplies and food security, they have decided to do a “Kicks & Hoops A Thon” where instead of money donations you will be able to give non-perishable food donations and or back to school supplies! The date for the Hoops & Kicks will be in late September.

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