In addition to the drop-in hours, we run a number of weekly specialized programs designed to build self esteem, establish values and develop life and job skills. Development programs also provide a social environment where youth can form relationships with others that are experiencing similar goals or challenges. Development programs change regularly based on the current needs of our youth. Our staff and volunteers are skilled relationship builders and facilitators that become valuable friends and mentors to the youth who come through our doors.
It costs The Dam $4,100 to provide 10 youth with specialized development program opportunities during the school year.