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NameKevin Nethercott
Telephone519-291-9296
Fax519-291-9520
Emailkevin.n@swoyfc.com
Location
Address 1280 Wallace Ave. S
CityListowel
Prov/StateOntario
Zip/Postal Coden4W 1Y2
CountryCanada
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YFC  Youth Unlimited  North Perth

A youth focused, faith-based registered charity

dedicated to working with young people.

 

Kevin Nethercott sees the unlimited possibilities in each individual person. Wanting to help them experience a meaningful life by addressing their physical, emotional, mental, relational and spiritual needs.

 

Community-based initiatives include: * Youth Centre Programs

* Mentoring at public schools * Student leadership training

* Young parents programs * Addiction recovery programs

* Community advocacy * Working with young offenders

and more ...

email: kevin.n@swoyfc.com

or call: 519-291-9296

At Youth for Christ/Youth Unlimited we are committed to helping youth develop wholistically by offering programs and developing relationships that nurture the whole person – physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

We do this through our Youth Centre Nights, Special Events, Mentoring, Revolution Youth Service, The Light, Campus Life, Coaching, Young Parents Programs and Crisis Counselling. We believe in every young person.

Congratulations to Youth Unlimited for their nomination into the 2013 Business Excellence Awards - Community Service Orginization of the year. The Chamber is pleased to share their comany profile.

YFC/Youth Unlimited is a youth-focused registered charity that works with young people in the community of North Perth, fulfilling a need in the community – a place for youth to hang out and to have good role models to learn from. The staff of YFC/Youth Unlimited have an ‘open door’ at the youth center located at 280 Wallace Ave S, Listowel and the staff can be accessed any day of the week.  Young people from all walks of life, inclusive of race, creed and orientation are welcome at the youth center to use its facilities, meet with friends, participate in activities, seek out advice or direction and develop friendships.

 

The youth center is run by trained staff working alongside 30 volunteers from the community. On average there is a connection to approximately 250 individual youth annually. These youth are met in the center for various activities held on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. After school programs provide a place for youth to hang out while parents are still at work and other ‘lunch programs’ provide an alternate to being on the street at noon hour. Others meet with our staff as a direct result of their involvement with Listowel District Secondary School in the context of the NEXUS class that is held in the youth center, school teams that our staff coach, Campus Life and Student Leadership which are groups that meet at noon hour and after school. Various ‘off site’ trips are planned throughout the year, that provide opportunity for youth to experience activities that they may not otherwise ever be able to take part in. Such trips include Canada’s Wonderland, Camping/hiking trip on the Bruce Trail, Kingdom Bound (Darien Lake, New York) and Medieval Times Dinner Theater. Other youth needs are addressed through programs like Moms R Us (young parents meeting for life skills training, support and guidance) and The Light (young families have a meal together and share their needs, receiving guidance and support from other young parents). Many young expectant mothers receive support at the time of their test results and throughout their pregnancies and eventual labour and delivery. Later they are assisted through community/government agencies and processes and support for CAS involvement is provided. They are frequently teamed up with volunteers who become the ‘mother’ they may not have and mentor through the life change they are experiencing. Our staff also acts as a referral point to other agencies in the community that can better address the specific need any youth may have.

 

We are an ‘Organization of Character” and support the endeavours of that organization. Our organization could not function as it does without the assistance of the volunteers that we have. They come from all walks of life ranging in age from 24 to 78.  We have been host to co-op students from both LDSS and regional Community Colleges. We have also had intern placements from 2 large universities, indicating the value that the larger community has for our programming.

 

Our organization first opened in a small building on Elizabeth St. W, behind Mac’s  Milk in 1998 and over time with the financial help of many businesses, churches and individuals, the building on Wallace Ave. S was purchased. With the further and ever growing support of our community we have undertaken 2 additional Capital Campaigns, one to build a new roof, while changing the roofline and outward appearance of our building and the second, to fully renovate the interior to become an internet café. The Grand Opening of the ‘Big Blue Box Internet Café’ is to take place in November of 2012.

 

We see present potential and future hope of young people. We see their unlimited possibilities and want to help them experience a meaningful life by addressing their physical, emotional, mental, relational and spiritual needs.


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