TRC Mission Statement:
The Resource Centre for Youth (TRC) provides a safe and encouraging environment for our youth to explore their full potential.
The Teen Resource Centre is pleased announce it will again be partnering with Youth Service America (www.YSA.org) as New Brunswick’s lead agency for the Global Youth Service Day initiative for the seventh consecutive year. Check out all the amazing projects happening around the world this year at www.GYSD.org.
Happy Halloween from all our Ghouls and Goblins at our annual Haunted House!
A huge thank you to the Sales Force Coundation. Representatives from Sales Force joined us for a BBQ to present a gift of $220, 000. 00 to support programs at the Resource centre over the next two years. Youth and Staff had a great time with the Sales Force team. Thank you!
The Resource Centre for Youth (TRC) provides a safe and encouraging environment that inspires youth to reach their full potential. TRC provides services and programs to youth between the ages of 12-24years of age that equip them to provide the creativity, energy and leadership our community needs to grow and thrive. The 2013 Teens Who Care winners are great examples of what youth are doing today to make Saint John a better community.
Congratulations to all of you!
Back Row: Alex Sabean, Stephen Buckley, Jenna DobbelSteyn, Madison Kieffer, Preciouos Adegbenjo, Josh Smith.
Front Row: Hannah Wallace, Kirsten Hurley, Emily McMillan, Taylor Doucette
TRC Receives $30,000 from the Federal Government to help support our
Oasis Program. Big Thank You to Rodney Weston
It is with much pleasure that The Resource Centre for Youth is
announcing the 4th Annual "Teens Who Care Awards". TRC will honour 11
teens in our community who devoted their valuable time to make our
community a better place by their volunteer efforts and their commitment
to solve social problems. Our event is May 9th at Lily Lake Pavilion
from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Dessert Buffet & Candy Bar is the menu!
For more information on tickets call 632-5531
The Resource Centre for Youth (TRC) in Greater Saint John, the Boys and Girls Club of Saint John, the YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters are coordinating their efforts and activities through a newly formed partnership called YOUTH SJ. The partnership will allow all member organizations to leverage the expertise of each other to better serve youth throughout Greater Saint John and reducing the potential for duplication of service.
Together, YOUTH SJ will speak with one voice to benefit the youth of Greater Saint John in matters that affect their lives and strive to support them in shaping their local community and society as a whole. The first priority of the new partnership is the development of a widely understood and consistent community standard of care for the region's youth- serving agencies. The intent is to set the bar high for levels of service within the community. "This is an important first project for our new partnership," says Shilo Boucher, Acting Executive Director of the YMCA. "The youth in our region must be assured that the level of service they receive is of the highest possible quality and our many funders and donors must feel confident that their financial assistance is
reaching the intended audience with the best possible effect."
The partnership also hopes that through closer collaboration and cooperation that More resources can be brought to bare more quickly and more efficiently for the youth of Greater Saint John. "Communication is a great thing,' says June Breau-Nason, Executive Director of the Resource Centre for Youth in Greater Saint John. "We are looking forward to working collaboratively on a whole host of files that affect our youth and are committed to ensuring that conversation is a transparent one."
The partnership has already created a terms of reference for operation that will protect the autonomy of member organizations while laying out a process for collaboration. "We are very much looking forward to this formal partnership that will
allow us to identify shared opportunities, the best-suited agency to lead a particular effort and building a model of community service that is connected at the executive level and seamless for our users," notes Debbie Cooper of the Boys and Girls
Club of Saint John. We are very excited about the possibilities for greater impact to be brought on by pooling our resources and talents," says Laurie Collins Big Brothers Big Sisters, "we have been working together for years as required and this new
partnership will allow us to do more together as we move forward."
The partnership will be communicating with the public and other interested parties via Newsletter and social media. YOUTH SJ will be sharing more exciting news soon as existing projects are strengthened and new ones created to better the quality of life for our region's youth.
TRC has gained a reputation as a staple of the youth music scene in the Port City. The centre’s monthly coffeehouse TUNED draw crowds to listen to the latest and best youth performers Saint John has to offer with no admission charge. With a relaxed laid back atmosphere and free gourmet coffee provided by our friends at Starbucks Brunswick Square, it couldn’t get any better. Or could it???
In July the teens and staff at TRC kicked it up a notch by taking TUNED outside to the blacktop! Performers took to the stage and wowed crowds all afternoon and evening. Combined with great sunny weather, a fundraiser BBQ and the wide open space it created an awesome festival vibe that coffeehouse-goers enjoyed while lounging on blankets in the sun, playing hacky sac, hula hooping and creating chalk art on the black top.
The count down to Summer-2011 is on at TRC! Here at the centre, we are gearing up for a crazy fun summer program filled with beach trips, music events, everyday adventures and giving back to our great city with volunteer work. To help us out we welcome back our summer students Stephanie Teed and Chris Hachey.
Stephanie is finishing her degree in Sports and Education Psychology at UNBSJ and is an avid sailor. Stephanie is well known by staff and drop-in regulars for her ability to organize fun activities and outings. She is also sought by many for her sports knowledge and leadership skills.
Chris returns from St. Thomas University in Fredericton where he is his working on his honour’s year in Philosophy. Infamous as one of TRC’s most out-going and zaniest staffers, Chris is a favourite with the drop-in crowd for his whacky sense of humor and friendly attitude. Most days you will find Chris hanging out in the drop-in leading a game of “spoons” or outside playing Ultimate-Frisbee with the teens
Steph and Chris are a great team that brings a fantastic energy to the centre. TRC staff and clients are excited to have them on board to make this year the best summer ever!
Congratulations Teens Who Care Awards Winners!
Congratulations to the 2011 Teens Who Care Award Winners!
Ariel Arthurs, Heather Atcheson, Nicola Bustin, Michael Crate, Kendra Eatman, Kelsey Goodick, Tammy Harvey, Brady Hooley, Kathryn, Magee, Kayla Nice, and Shane Winnie.
On April 27, 2011 The Resources Centre for Youth was proud to honour a group of community-minded and dynamic young people at the 3rd Annual "Teens Who Care Awards". This events celebrated teens between the ages of 13 to 19 years of age in our community who have devoted their valuable time to make our community a better place by their volunteer efforts and who have a special commitment to solve social problems. We
are hopeful that these awards inspired other teens to become involved in their community, as well have the community recognize those who already are involved.
Special thanks to our community partners who helped make this a special night for everyone.
Bretech Properties, K-100 & Big John FM
Delta Brunswick, Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada
Mariflex, Mitchell McConnell
Innovatia, BlueChip Leasing, Wyndham, RBC Commercial Banking, Belyea Colwell &Asscociates