Youth Assisting Youth

York Region

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Record #: NKT0844 Last Modified: 06 Dec 2013 Last Full Update: 08 Jun 2013
Record Details
EstablishedApril 1976
FundingFederal ; Donations ; Foundation
Address10190 Keele St
Maple, ON L6A 1R7
 
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Mailing Addressc/o Youth Assisting Youth 
5734 Yonge St, Suite 401 
North York, ON M2M 4E7
Toll Free Phone1-877-932-1919
E-mailrdarocha@yay.org
Websitewww.yay.org
Executive 1Sally Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Assisting Youth; Phone: 1-877-932-1919; Email: sspencer@yay.org
Executive 2John Vanrhee, Manager, Youth Assisting Youth; Phone: 1-877-932-1919; Fax: 416-932-1924; Email: jvanrhee@yay.org
Contact 1Paula Da Rocha, Volunteer Coordinator, Youth Assisting Youth; Phone: ext 234; Fax: 416-932-1924; Email: rdarocha@yay.org
Volunteer CoordinatorPaula Da Rocha, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, Youth Assisting Youth; Phone: ext 238; Fax: 416-932-1924; Email: rdarocha@yay.org
Areas ServedGreater Toronto Area ; York Region
IntersectionMajor Mackenzie Dr & McNaughton Rd
Hours9 am-5 pm
LanguagesBengali ; Chinese ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Dutch ; English ; Hindi ; Korean ; Portuguese ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Urdu
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) - 29 year(s) 
 
Volunteers are between 16 and 29 years old * children are between 6 and 15 years old
FeesNone
DescriptionA community-based Peer Mentoring Program that matches youth volunteers, aged 16 to 29, in a one-one basis with at risk children aged 6-15 who are experiencing social, emotional, behavioral or cultural adjustment problems * volunteer provides a positive role model through a mentoring relationship * the HOST program is for newcomer children who have been in the country 4 years or less who are paired with one of our volunteers (we have a higher mandate for male volunteers due to the fact that most of our clients are boys)
SubjectsChildren ; Family support ; Friendship services ; Youth
Block Update EmailsNo