Preteens & Youth

Preteens & Youth


Our Preteen Adventures program is for preteens to hang out and learn basic life skills. Participants are expected to register for the program (although checking it out a couple of times first is okay too). 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.


We have an extensive and appealing range of programs and activities for preteens ages 8-12 and teens ages 13-19. Led by a multidisciplinary team, our programs offer young people to connect with their peers and community, while also providing a safe space in which they can develop their resiliency, life skills, a sense of self, leadership skills, and have fun at the same time. From movie nights to coffeehouses, hiking, and kayaking to homework help and settlement support, we try to meet the diverse needs of all young people who come to our neighbourhood house.

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

Intergenerational (Youth & Seniors)

The Front Step Project hosts weekly drop-in sessions for youth from care and older adults to come together to connect and create online. Contact Daniela for more information. 

Daniela Gunn-Doerge
Front Step Project Coordinator 
604-879-8208 ext. 225   

Indigenous Youth + Friends

Among Us is a program for Indigenous youth (ages 13-24), and their friends to hang out, have fun and connect to culture and community in-person, with health protocols in place. Contact Jaye ( for more information.


Youth Action Committee is a program for all youth (ages 13-19) focused on youth-led community projects. This program is ideal for youth seeking volunteer hours with Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House.  

Contact Thanh @ 604-879-8202 ext 302 |

Newcomer Youth Leadership

Newcomer Youth Leadership is a training program for newcomer youth (ages 13-24), to develop their leadership and organizational skills as they navigate life in their new communities. 

Contact Thanh @ 604-879-8202 ext 302 |

Just Hanging Out

The Spot is a fun, Friday evening drop-in program that includes hanging out, board games, movie nights, cooking, video games, and whatever the youth want to do! Ages 13 to 19. Online and in-person on Fridays, from 4-5 pm, with health protocols in place. Contact Manny for information. 

Manuel (Manny) @ 604-879-8208 ext 318 | 


Mental Health

The Wellness Workshops is for youth and young adults, ages 13 to 24, to connect to resources to support their wellbeing during Covid-19. Resources include workshops, peer support groups, and referrals to counseling. Online and in-person, with health protocols in place. Contact Dianne for information. 

Dianne @ 778-938-8208 |

Newcomer Youth + Friends

Welcome Club allows newcomer youth, ages 13-19, to connect with their peers through topical workshops to develop cross-cultural interaction, community engagement, and personal development. In-person, with health protocols in place. Contact Thanh for information.

Thanh @ 604-879-8202 ext 302 |



The RISE Program is an employment training and placement program for Indigenous, immigrant, and refugee youth and young adults (ages 15 to 24) to seek and obtain work experience in the social enterprise and community services sector. Contact Thanh for more information.

Thanh @ 604-879-8202 ext 302 |



The Youth Homework Club is for youth to connect with a tutor for individualized academic support. Contact Morie at for more information.

The Literacy for Life Skills Program is for youth 13 to 24 wanting to enhance their literacy skills – digital, financial, social-emotional, and physical to be better equipped in whatever they seek to pursue in school, work, and community.


Refer to the below document for schedule and guides

May – June Calendar  (Youth)

Contact our House


Jeven Bhullar
Program Coordinator, School Age & Preteen Programs


Thanh Lam (she/her/hers)
(English, Vietnamese, French)
Youth & Settlement Services Coordinator
604.879.8208 ext 302

Manuel (he/him/his)
(English, Spanish)
Youth Settlement Programmer
604.879.8208 ext 318

Dianne Sankey (she/her/hers)
Youth & Family Mental Health Coordinator

Jaye Simpson (they/them/theirs)
Indigenous Youth Programmer ​

Daniela Gunn-Doerge (she/her/hers)
Front Step Project Coordinator
604-879-8208 ext. 225


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