Youth Development Programs
The Town of Mayerthorpe offers a variety of development programs for our community’s young people. Check the Events Calendar for upcoming dates for the programs listed below.
Mayerthorpe FCSS provides financial support for the COOL Camp that is a mentoring program designed for grade 8 students. This program provides students with information, which will assist them in making wise and informed choices regarding their personal development. The program helps teens recognize and resist various pressures including pressures towards early sexual involvement. It helps teens to explore strategies for dealing with these pressures. Although protection from disease and pregnancy is covered throughout the program, the emphasis is always on abstinence.
The Prevention of Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program is a one day experience where grade 9 students:
- Meet professionals that would provide care in a trauma situation.
- Are presented with facts about head and spinal cord injury.
- Have hands-on experience with the equipment used in trauma care and rehabilitation.
- Tour through the Emergency Room, viewing a simulated patient and the equipment used in their care.
- Observe the path of an injury survivor, from pre-hospital care through to rehabilitation.
- Are given an injury survivor presentation, have the opportunity to ask questions of the injury survivor to gain a better understanding of the consequences of a traumatic event.
The 5 key messages promoted in the P.A.R.T.Y. program are:
- Buckle Up
- Drive Sober
- Wear the Gear
- Get Trained
- Look First
What Every Babysitter Should Know Program
The What Every Babysitter Should Know Program is put on by St. Johns Ambulance one or two times per year for youth 11 years of age and older.