Empower Simcoe has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the Youth Retreat 2020 at Geneva Park, March 18 to 20, 2020. The decision to cancel is a preventative measure regarding COVID-19 to reduce the risk of spreading infection to people and families we support, employees and volunteers.
Empower Simcoe will also be suspending WEB and GETOUT on Wednesday and Thursday evenings respectively in Barrie and Orillia until the end of March. We will provide further updates as the situation warrants.
The Youth Program is an inclusive program for all high school aged youth living in Barrie, Orillia and surrounding areas.
The Programs offered include weekly drop-in programs in Barrie (W.E.B.) and Orillia (Get O.U.T) during the school year, a Youth Retreat each March Break and 8 weeks of summer skill building sessions (Youth In Action). All programs promote inclusion and offer opportunities for high school age youth to learn skills while accessing their home community.
Criteria for Eligibility/Involvement:
The Youth Program is available to all high school aged youth.