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Vancouver and Area Programs

UNYA YOUNG SPIRITS SUMMER PROGRAM

What?
A summer day program designed to help youth learn, have positive social interactions, have fun and stay healthy. The Young Spirits Summer Program will have recreation outings, mini life skills workshops, and cultural teaching sessions. Activities may include recreation, movie watching, elder visits, learning about healthy nutrition/food, learning about coming of age issues, and or how to be successful at school.

Where?
Based out of UNYA, at 1618 East Hastings Street, Vancouver.

Who?
Aboriginal, Métis, First Nation, Inuit, Native (or blended Aboriginal, Métis, First Nation, Inuit, Native ancestry) youth who have completed grades 7 or 8.

When?
Daily, 9am-4pm over school summer break. Preference for registration is given to those campers that can commit to attending all 16 days of the month-long session.

How can I find out more about this program?
Contact schoolsupport@unya.bc.ca, or visit the UNYA activities schedule site, here.

SFU ABORIGINAL UNIVERSITY PREP PROGRAM

What?

A bridging program for students of Aboriginal heritage that strengthens the Aboriginal learners’ high school foundation and supports the transition into University or other higher education programs. There are two bridging programs, the “Aboriginal University Preparation” program and the “Aboriginal Pre-Health Program”. These full-time programs include courses in Culture, Languages, and Origins of Canada’s First Peoples. As a graduate of the Aboriginal University Prep Program (upon completion of 4 courses with a minimum of a grade C in all classes), in addition to earning academic credit, you are guaranteed conditional acceptance to an undergraduate program at SFU.

Where?
The program is based out of SFU (Surrey Campus).

Who?
High school graduates (including mature learners) of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit heritage who want to pursue a post-secondary education.

When?
The Aboriginal University Preparation program runs over a school semester. The Aboriginal Pre-health Program runs over the course of two semesters. They run from 9am to 3:30pm from Monday to Friday.

How can I find out more about this program?
Visit the SFU website here.

SCIENCE AL!VE

What?

Science Al!ve is a student-run not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for youth to explore science beyond the textbook through hands-on, interactive discovery which stimulates their interest and fosters confidence. In addition to running science day camps at SFU’s campuses over the course of the summer, they also lead various on-campus and in-class workshops over the course of the school year.

Where?
The summer program runs out of SFU, at both Surrey and Burnaby campuses as well as on Haida Gwaii.

Who?
Science AL!VE is open to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children and youth who have completed grades 2-7. A volunteer program exists for students in grades 9-12.

When?
The day camp program runs throughout the summer months.

How can I find out more about this program?
More information on the program is available here. Bursary information can be found here.

eMENTORING

What?
An online mentorship program that uses the internet to match Aboriginal youth with mentors who are 100% dedicated to helping them figure out where they want to go in their education and career and how to get there.

Where?
Wherever the internet can be accessed!

Who?
Aboriginal youth between the ages of 11-17 years.

When?
Youth who would like to be connected with a mentor can apply at any time.

How can I find out more about this program?

Visit the eMentoring website here.

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