The Newcomer Youth Empowerment & Inclusion program offers diverse opportunities for newcomer children & youth in Edmonton. Youth are engaged with fun and educational activities in various themes, which are designed to enhance their academic achievement, develop personal and social skills, build resilience, develop a healthy lifestyle, increase community connection and foster cross-cultural interaction and friendship. All of this interactive learning is intended to help new immigrant youth to begin to root themselves into Canadian society and have a strong foundation to build their life journey in their newly adopted home.
This program is offered at 27 partner schools across Edmonton once a week. The students attending those partner schools can participate in this program, through referral by the school teachers.
This program is offered at NO COST to new immigrant youth. (Proof of the immigration status for permanent residents or refugee claimants is required when registering.)
In school group activities:
AHC offers group activities to ESL students throughout the school year at the partner schools. Program activities are part of an English Language Learners (ELL) class during the school hour.
Program themes include:
Life management skills
Sports and outdoor activities
Arts and Crafts
- Business Offer Creation
- Legal and Financial Requirements for Business
- Selling, Marketing, and Social Media
- Funding and Launching your Business