Jamestown Strong and Youth Homes ran multiple events this summer and some of the proceeds have made it back into the community.
The Soup Kitchen and Algoma Family Services have benefited from the work the two organizations put in.
Denis Beaulieu, Owner of Youth Homes, noted the money is earmarked to help kids in the community.
“Yout Homes and Jamestown Strong presented the Algoma Family Services Foundation with a gift of $350. The gift is being earmarked as an incentive fund to encourage Jamestown and area youth to attend and graduate from a 10 week skill building program through Rebound North,” said Beaulieu.
According to Beverly Baxter, skills trainer at AFS, the next set of skill building groups for youth who are in grade 7 & 8 will begin Wednesday October 6th in the evening and run weekly until December 8th.
Skill groups for high school aged youth will begin Thursday October 7th until December 9th. These groups run throughout the year and work on building many of the following skills according to Baxter.
- Decision making
- Goal setting
- Alcohol refusal
- Coping skills
- Emotional awareness
- Healthy relationships
If you know of an area youth interested in taking part in the Skill Building offered by please call Beverly at 705 257 9532 or Anna at 705 945 5050. Tell them Yout Homes and Jamestown Strong sent you to ask about the incentive. Up to $50 can be earned from the fund for graduating from this great program.
According to Beaulieu, they also presented a check and food donation to the Soup Kitchen located in Jamestown.
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