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Our Preteen and Youth Services are designed to involve a young person throughout their development from their preteen to adolescence. Preteens can start participating in weekly after school programs at 10 years old, or be part of our Grade 7s transition preparation. Throughout high school, they can access a range of skills development programs and leadership opportunities to eventually become a youth leader in the community. Even in post-secondary, youth can continue their participation in various leadership capacities.

Preteen and Youth Programs

Preteen Program

Ages | 10-14 years old
Hours | Wed, Thurs 3:30-6:00, Friday 3:30-7:00
Location | Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House 2131 Renfrew St.
Contact | Rafif at 604.251.1225 or rafif@froghollow.bc.ca

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The Frog Hollow Preteen program works to engage students in a social environment by offering fun and supportive activities to gain life skills, social skills, & self respect.

After school drop-in offers:

  • Engaging workshops that deal with everyday life
  • Internet access
  • Video games
  • Homework help & Tutoring
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • High school transition
  • Diversity, culture & gender awareness

Youth Skills

Ages | Grades 9-12
Location | Vancouver Technical Secondary School
Contact |  Orissa at 604.251.1225 or orissa@froghollow.bc.ca 
*We accept external workshop requests for youth

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The Youth Skills Program runs three times per year and gives opportunity to:

  • Learn resume writing and interview skills
  • Get hands on training in one of our programs
  • Workshops on communication, professionalism, & conflict resolution
  • Complete service hours
  • program schedule

To Apply:

  1. Pick up an application from Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House
  2. Pick up an application from the BASE space in the cafeteria at Van Tech and drop it off at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House

Scholarship & Bursary

Ages | Grades 11-12
Hours | Fridays at lunch
Location | Vancouver Technical Secondary School
Contact | Orissa at 604.251.1225 or orissa@froghollow.bc.ca

The Scholarship & Bursary Program targets youth graduating from Vancouver Technical Secondary School. A Youth Programmer provides:

  • 1:1 support with post-secondary applications
  • Resources for various scholarships and bursaries
  • Tours to local post-secondary institutions

Youth Settlement Program

Ages | Newcomers 10-18 years old
Hours | Weekdays & Saturdays, times
vary, please contact the coordinator for details
Location | Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, 2131 Renfrew St.
Contact | Rafif at 604.251.1225 or rafif@froghollow.bc.ca.
*Arabic speaking youth settlement workers on site
*Ages 19-30 one to one youth settlement workers on site

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The Youth Settlement Program offers newcomer youth a safe place to learn about Canadian culture and their community while forming multicultural friendships and practicing their English. Our activities include:

  • Practical skill development and other workshops on various topics of interest
  • Engaged workshops that deal with everyday life in Canada
  • Food preparation and culinary activities
  • Support services for post-secondary & career planning
  • Activities framed by social and emotional well-being
  • Homework support
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Internet access
  • Out–trips and community connections throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. 

Building A Safer Environment

Ages | 14-18 years old
Hours | Tues-Thurs at lunch
Location | Vancouver Technical Secondary School
Contact | Orissa at 604.251.1225 or orissa@froghollow.bc.ca

The BASE program addresses bullying, harassment and discrimination in high school through mentoring, workshops and events throughout the school year. Each school year, forty grade 11 and 12 students are trained as mentors and leaders then assigned to a grade eight homeroom. Through positive relationships between younger and older kids, the school climate is transformed into a safe and respectful space for all students.

To Apply:

  • Students must be registered at Vancouver Technical High School.
  • Up to 65 leaders are recruited in late April and early May for the following school year.
  • TRAINING OVER THE SUMMER: Every Wednesday from 5-7pm. For more information, please contact Orissa.

Youth Advisory Committee

Ages | Grades 9-12 & Alumni
Hours | Bi-weekly Tuesday 6:00-8:00
Location | Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, 2131 Renfrew St.
Contact |  Orissa at 604.251.1225 or orissa@froghollow.bc.ca

The Youth Advisory Committee is formed by youth in various youth programs in the community to advise, plan, lead events and projects for the youth in the community, as well as, create the best project possible with the support of Frog Hollow Youth program staff.  The committee provides young people a forum to voice their needs and gives them an opportunity to make a difference in their community. Projects vary from fund raising ideas to supporting social issues in the community.

Yes Chef! Program

Ages | 16-30 years old
Eligibility | Permanent Residents & Convention Refugees
Hours | Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, next cohort starts September 21
Location | Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, 2131 Renfrew St.
Contact | Paulina@froghollow.bc.ca

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YES CHEF! is a cooking program for newcomer youth aged 16-30, who wants to learn more about food production. We offer a 6-week in-person program where youth are able to learn and develop new skills. Youth also get help with employment preparation and settlement support, provided both 1:1 and in groups. Our cooking sessions are inspired by cuisines all over the world to give participants a broad introduction to cooking and baking. YES CHEF! collaborates with local food industry professionals to give youth extra inspiration and insight into the food industry, and make connections for potential employment. The goal is to give youth a foundation in food production that they can build on, gaining more skills and experience after completing the program. Participating in YES CHEF! is also a great way to meet new people who share the same passion for food, speak English, and have fun.

For more information, check out Yes Chef!

Indigenous Youth Employment Program

Ages | 17-29 years old
Hours | Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am – 4pm
Location | Virtually and in the community
Contact | Tasha@froghollow.bc.ca at 604.253.9675 

The Indigenous Youth Employment Program is a 16 week paid program for Indigenous youth ages 17-29 interested in gaining employment skills and experience to work in a community based setting. In addition to group training and 1:1 support, youth complete an 8 week practicum placement with a local employer.

Make It!

Ages | 16-30 years old
Hours | Thursday evenings
Location | Drive Youth Employment Services, 2106 Commercial Drive
Contact | Robin at 604.253.9675 or robin@froghollow.bc.ca

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Make It! is an art therapy program for youth ages 16-30 that struggle with mental health and well being. A Youth Worker, Registered Art Therapist/Counselor, and youth mentors operate the program one evening each week at Drive Youth Employment Services. Youth drop-in to create art, build peer relationships, and connect to community resources.  A few times a year the program particpants plan and host an art show to share their art and address mental health issues and awareness. Check here for updates Frog Hollow Make It!

Frames Film Program

Ages | 16-30 years old
Hours | Once a week with weekend shoots
Location | Drive Youth Employment Services, 2106 Commercial Drive
Contact | Amanda at 250.878.2405 or amanda@froghollow.bc.ca

Frames utilizes film as a medium to provide training, support, and voice to Aboriginal youth and their peers overcoming barriers. Operating out of Drive Youth Employment Services, a Registered Social Worker and Film Instructor facilitate three program cycles each year. Each cycle 15+ youth and mentors provide peer support; gain life skills and film training; and collaborate to conceptualize, film and edit stories for community change. At the end of each cycle, films are screened at a community graduation event and uploaded to social media.For more information, check out Frames!

Drive Youth Employment Services

Ages | 16-30 years old
Hours | Mon-Fri, 10:00-4:30, Closed between 12:00-1:00
Location | Drive Youth Employment Services, 2106 Commercial Drive
Contact | Rosie at 604.253.9675 or rosie@froghollow.bc.ca

Drive Youth Employment Services (DYES) is Frog Hollow’s youth satellite on Commercial Drive. Operating under the WorkBC model, Drive supports approximately 500 youth ages 16-30 each month. Free and confidential services include: 1:1 case management, resource room services, professional counseling, referrals to community programs,  training opportunities, paid placements, volunteer opportunities, job development, and financial assistance. For more information, check out DYES!

Staff Contacts

Drive Youth Employment Services Program Coordinator
Rosie at 604.253.9675 / rosie@froghollow.bc.ca

Youth Settlement Coordinator
Rafif at 604.251.1225 / rafif@froghollow.bc.ca

FRAMES Program Coordinator
Amanda at 250.878.2405 / amanda@froghollow.bc.ca

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