Cutting seniors’ lawns, painting dumpsters or placing murals on buildings are only a few of the services that the North Central Family Centre provides to Regina’s inner-city area through its Youth Empowerment Program.
Over the past five years, the Association of Regina REALTORS® has provided the North Central Family Centre with $22,000.00. The Youth Empowerment Program employs 15-20 inner-city youth to provide services to Regina’s north-central neighborhood. Many of whom would not otherwise be employed. These services include lawn-care, snow removal in the winter, doing year-round odd jobs for area residents and operating an arts and crafts gallery.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to continue our partnership with the North Central Family Centre. It’s really amazing to see the work it does with youth and families in the area”, said Ian Johnston, 2010 President of the Association of Regina REALTORS® Inc. and real estate agent with CENTURY 21 Conexus Realty Ltd.
“The Youth Empowerment Program not only contributes to the quality of life in the area in very practical ways by sprucing up properties and assisting people, but also provides an opportunity for young people to gain some needed job experience that otherwise may not be there. To see these young people do this work with the care and enthusiasm they display is very gratifying.”