MPNH has an extensive and appealing range of programs and activities for pre-teens ages 8-12 and teens ages 13-18. Led by trained staff and peers, our programs offer young people a chance to develop confidence and skill and have fun at the same time.

From movie nights to coffee houses, hiking and kayaking to help with homework and learning to fit in at a new school in a new country, we try to meet the needs of the kids who come to our House.

Some of our activities have a small fee, some are free, and in all cases, funding is available through our Access Program.

Program Costs and membership fees are free for newcomer youth and families. For more information or any questions on the youth programs, please feel free to contact Thanh. 

Contact: Thanh Lam, Community Programs Coordinator, (English, French, Vietnamese) 
tlam@mpnh.org, 604.879.8208 ext 302 

Registration can be done in person at our Front Desk or by phone at 604.879.8208. An MPNH membership is required for all programs.


 

Preteen Adventures

(Ages 8-12) 

For preteen to hang out and learn basic life skills. Participants are expected to register for the program (although checking it out a couple times first is okay too). The program works best when participants commit to attending each scheduled day. The afterschool preteen program offers a little something for every preteen: sports, team building activities, culinary endeavors, stuff for girls, stuff for boys, swimming outings and field trips!

Schedule: Wednesday & Friday, 3–6 p.m.
Cost: MPNH membership required. $3.00/drop in. Snack provided.
Contact: Jeven Bhullar, jbhullar@mpnh.org or Liam Bolan, lbolan@mpnh.org

Newcomer Preteens

(Ages 8-12)

Thanh Lam is available for individual settlement support for newcomer preteens who need assistance connecting to the community.

Contact: Thanh Lam, Community Programs Coordinator (English, French, Vietnamese)
tlam@mpnh.org, 604.879.8208 ext 302 

The Spot!

(Ages 13-18) 

A fun, Friday evening drop-in program that includes homework help, cooking activities, movie nights, games, activities and other outings for all youth.

Schedule: Fridays, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Contact:

  • Manuel Gamas, Youth Settlement Programmer, mgamas@mpnh.org, 604.879.8208 ext 318 (English, Spanish)
  • Iman Al-Sallal, Youth Settlement Programmer, ialsallal@mpnh.org, 604.879.8208 ext 318 (English, Arabic)

 

Youth Action Committee (YAC)

(Ages 13-18)

A leadership training program for youth from ages 13-18 focused on helping them learn how to create, develop, and implement community projects at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House. This program is ideal for youth interested in gaining the confidence and skills necessary for their professional and/or educational goals. The youth will also participate in a monthly neighbourhood cleanup as part of the Keep Vancouver Spectacular/Greenest City initiative by the City of Vancouver. Youth seeking volunteer hours with Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House are strongly encouraged to apply.

Schedule: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 4–5:30 p.m.
Contact: Thanh Lam, Community Programs Coordinator, tlam@mpnh.org, 604.879.8208 ext 302 (English, French, Vietnamese)

Inter-Action Outdoor

Leadership Program

(Ages 13-18)

The Inter-Action Youth Leadership Program seeks to bring newcomer, long time Canadian, and Aboriginal youth together in an engaging outdoor and recreational leadership program that focuses on developing youth mental and physical wellbeing and fostering intercultural relationships and exchanges between Aboriginal and Newcomer youth participants.

Schedule: 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 12–4 p.m.
Contact: Manuel Gamas, Youth Settlement Programmer, mgamas@mpnh.org, 604.879.8208 ext 318 (English, Spanish)

Soccer Drop-in Program

(Ages 13-18)

A fun, welcoming soccer drop-in program for youth to develop life skills while playing soccer in a supportive environment. Contact us for dates and locations.

Contact: Thanh Lam, Community Programs Coordinator, tlam@mpnh.org, 604.879.8208 ext 302 (English, French, Vietnamese)

Homework Club

(Ages 13-18)

This weekly program supports all youth in their academic goals and homework assignments. Volunteer-led. Snacks provided.

Schedule: Every Saturday, 10 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Contact: Thanh Lam, Community Programs Coordinator, tlam@mpnh.org, 604.879.8208 ext 302 (English, French, Vietnamese)

In-School Newcomer Programs

(Ages 13-18)

We provide in-class and on site programming that allow newcomer youth to connect with their peers (individually or in group settings) through topical workshops to develop cross-cultural interaction, community engagement, and personal development.

Location: Eric Hamber, Charles Tupper and Gladstone Secondary Schools
Contact: Thanh Lam, Community Programs Coordinator, tlam@mpnh.org, 604.879.8208 ext 302 (English, French, Vietnamese)

Newcomer Youth Leadership

(Ages 13-18)

A leadership training program for newcomer youth to develop their leadership and organizational skills as they plan and implement their own programming for fellow immigrant peers.

Schedule: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Contact: Manuel Gamas, Youth Settlement Programmer, mgamas@mpnh.org, 604.879.8208 ext 318 (English, Spanish)