Programs and Services
Bridging Barriers: Youth Connecting Youth
The Youth Connecting Youth program brings youth aged 10 to 29 from all ethnicities together to learn and engage in the Indigenous culture. The program is designed to teach youth about the importance of reconciliation, decolonization, and the calls to action under UNDRIP (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples).
Together, the youth create a project committee that steers the direction on which programs and activities are delivered. Youth members also have the opportunity to give back to the community by volunteering with service providers that partner with the Youth Connecting Youth program. Service providers vary in each zone and are put forward by those that live in the respective zones. The program currently meets once a month in each of the three Zones.
All posters and updates are posted to the NCPEI Youth Facebook page. The youth group in Zone 1 (Prince County) meets at Cape-Wolfe up west. Zone 2 (Queens County) meets in Charlottetown, and Zone 3 (Kings County) meets in Montague. These meetings allow for participants to get together and connect with the other youth in the community.