There are numerous ways youth can get support via the YES Project. The YES Project has a youth engagement worker (YEW) that is available to provide one-on-one support and operates out of the Penticton and District Community Resource Society (PDCRS).
PDCRS has received a grant from the YES Project to hire a half-time Youth Engagement Worker (YEW). Based on community needs identified during the YES Project research, the Youth Engagement Worker will be mobile and work flexible hours to be available for youth when and where they need support. The YEW will connect with young people in many different ways with the goal of making youth feel safe and comfortable to ask for assistance when they need it. The YEW will visit the schools regularly, be available by cell phone via text and voice calls, and be able to travel to a common meeting place to support young people. This model for providing youth service has been developed through research and in consultation with the YES Collaborative Partners Table, a YES Project volunteer committee comprised of professional youth service providers who are committed to creating lasting change for young people in Penticton.
The YEW hours are also generously supported by a City of Penticton.
Meet Leanne – Youth Engagement Worker (YEW)
You can reach Leanne via email email@example.com, via Facebook: ‘Melissa Yew’ OR on her cell at 250 462 6704 (feel free to text)