More than 60 new youths introduced to Routes during summer

News Sep 11, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Attendance at Routes Youth Centre in Dundas was down slightly the past five months, compared to the same summer period last year.

Despite a jump during the month of July, youth worker Danielle Mably attributed the overall slowdown — a drop of 66 total visits between April and August — to summer camps, vacations or out-of-town visits to parents.

“We noticed a lot of our youth enjoyed being outside and McDonalds was a popular location for them to hangout,” Mably stated in a summer 2017 report to Routes board members.

But she also pointed out a total of 62 new youth attended the centre from June to the end of August.

In total, 178 different youths accounted for 1,449 visits during the five months from April to August.

In her report, Mably states some of the new visitors were referred to the Routes program through outreach from the organization's summer babysitting course and employment counselling program.

She credits youth worker and employment counsellor Jenna Mitchell for making sure "all the youth who she met with became aware of what Routes offers" and some of them started coming to regular Routes programs.

Mably states in the report that Routes had been working with the City of Hamilton to get a mobile skate park in the youth centre parking lot, which is shared with the Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre at 10 Market St. S., between King Street West and Hatt Street. The welcome back temporary skate park event was held last Friday evening.

“The majority of our youth are involved with skate boarding and scootering and have been requesting something like this for a while now,” Mably states in her report. “Our hope is to also recruit new youth and if it becomes popular to have the event periodically throughout the year.”

Mably states the city has also approved an extra hour time slot in the community centre gym on Tuesday’s until December for Routes.

For more information on Routes Youth Centre, its programs and fundraising efforts, go to routesyouthcentre.ca.


More than 60 new youths introduced to Routes during summer

Overall summer attendance slightly down, youth centre kicks-off fall season

News Sep 11, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Attendance at Routes Youth Centre in Dundas was down slightly the past five months, compared to the same summer period last year.

Despite a jump during the month of July, youth worker Danielle Mably attributed the overall slowdown — a drop of 66 total visits between April and August — to summer camps, vacations or out-of-town visits to parents.

“We noticed a lot of our youth enjoyed being outside and McDonalds was a popular location for them to hangout,” Mably stated in a summer 2017 report to Routes board members.

But she also pointed out a total of 62 new youth attended the centre from June to the end of August.

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In total, 178 different youths accounted for 1,449 visits during the five months from April to August.

In her report, Mably states some of the new visitors were referred to the Routes program through outreach from the organization's summer babysitting course and employment counselling program.

She credits youth worker and employment counsellor Jenna Mitchell for making sure "all the youth who she met with became aware of what Routes offers" and some of them started coming to regular Routes programs.

Mably states in the report that Routes had been working with the City of Hamilton to get a mobile skate park in the youth centre parking lot, which is shared with the Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre at 10 Market St. S., between King Street West and Hatt Street. The welcome back temporary skate park event was held last Friday evening.

“The majority of our youth are involved with skate boarding and scootering and have been requesting something like this for a while now,” Mably states in her report. “Our hope is to also recruit new youth and if it becomes popular to have the event periodically throughout the year.”

Mably states the city has also approved an extra hour time slot in the community centre gym on Tuesday’s until December for Routes.

For more information on Routes Youth Centre, its programs and fundraising efforts, go to routesyouthcentre.ca.


More than 60 new youths introduced to Routes during summer

Overall summer attendance slightly down, youth centre kicks-off fall season

News Sep 11, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Attendance at Routes Youth Centre in Dundas was down slightly the past five months, compared to the same summer period last year.

Despite a jump during the month of July, youth worker Danielle Mably attributed the overall slowdown — a drop of 66 total visits between April and August — to summer camps, vacations or out-of-town visits to parents.

“We noticed a lot of our youth enjoyed being outside and McDonalds was a popular location for them to hangout,” Mably stated in a summer 2017 report to Routes board members.

But she also pointed out a total of 62 new youth attended the centre from June to the end of August.

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In total, 178 different youths accounted for 1,449 visits during the five months from April to August.

In her report, Mably states some of the new visitors were referred to the Routes program through outreach from the organization's summer babysitting course and employment counselling program.

She credits youth worker and employment counsellor Jenna Mitchell for making sure "all the youth who she met with became aware of what Routes offers" and some of them started coming to regular Routes programs.

Mably states in the report that Routes had been working with the City of Hamilton to get a mobile skate park in the youth centre parking lot, which is shared with the Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre at 10 Market St. S., between King Street West and Hatt Street. The welcome back temporary skate park event was held last Friday evening.

“The majority of our youth are involved with skate boarding and scootering and have been requesting something like this for a while now,” Mably states in her report. “Our hope is to also recruit new youth and if it becomes popular to have the event periodically throughout the year.”

Mably states the city has also approved an extra hour time slot in the community centre gym on Tuesday’s until December for Routes.

For more information on Routes Youth Centre, its programs and fundraising efforts, go to routesyouthcentre.ca.