Heart Beatz offers a range of services for many age groups and needs in our community.
Our programmes for youth include after school programmes, a community kitchen programme, and a youth summer camp.
Our youth programmes provide youth in grades 7 to 12 (youth are divided into smaller age groups within that range) with activities that engage them and help them to learn what it means to be part of a community. Youth in our programmes are supported to make new friends, learn life skills and develop their leadership skills by providing input to create programmes tailored just for them. We also have a lot of fun together!
Our programmes offer many benefits to youth. They’re located within walking distance from where youth live and go to school, there is no cost to attend, and youth gain valuable life skills while helping to plan the programming. Our programmes take place in various locations including schools.
We embrace diversity and inclusiveness, incorporating many cultures into our programmes. We provide a safe and positive environment that position youth for lifelong learning and emotional wellbeing.
Through this programming, youth develop skills in problem solving, leadership, critical thinking, effective communications, decision making, resiliency, fair play, teamwork, self-esteem, self-reliance, creative thinking, interpersonal skills, goal setting, empathy and coping with stress.