Submitted by Claire Kelly, Settlement Youth Worker
It has been a very successful, and very busy season for youth programs at ICA.
This fall, we have had four programs to support newcomer youth in Victoria, including: Girls Action Club, Homework Club, Youth Employment Training, and the Meet Up. All programs are mid-way through and have been very popular. Homework Club and The Meet Up have been so popular, in fact, that they have reached their maximum capacity at about 25 youth each.
Below, you will see the youth from The Meet Up enjoying a hip-hop class taught by guest dance instructor, Madoka Suzuki. Other events at The Meet Up have included a karaoke night, a trip to the Board Game Café, pumpkin carving, and a ghost walk at Victoria High School to celebrate Halloween – with so many fun events, it’s no wonder they draw in so many youth!