Ignite, a project of the North Peace Youth Support Association has served Fairview and Area Youth since 1994. Our mission is to provide quality opportunities for youth to succeed. We want to empower young people to live with integrity and accountability. Currently over 100 youth every year attend at Ignite.
On average we serve 60 youth a month, who sign-in between 150-300 times. This means that the majority of our youth frequent Ignite multiple times every week. We know how much they value us as a space to be themselves and to connect with supportive adults.
Our programs focus on art, music, wellness, technology, and life-skills development. We nurture an environment that is inclusive, supportive, and open to all. Our adult facilitators and volunteers teach youth skills in programs, help youth to make social connections and encourage them to volunteer.
This year we have set an ambitious fundraising goal of $12,500. These funds will go to maintaining staff at the youth centre through 2018, so we can be there when youth need us most.