#101, 4341 Savaryn Drive SW Edmonton, Alberta, T6X 2E8 780.413.4521 info@familyfutures.ca

Child & Youth

Family Futures Resource Network offers child and youth programs developed to increase social skills for children and youth ages 6-18 such as problem-solving; friendship building; anger management; communication; bullying support; goal setting and girl empowerment. These evidence-informed programs incorporate the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Asset Building research and have been well received and sought after.

13+ Years

If you need any additional resources, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 780-413-4521. We have created some online programs, services and support options. These are on each program page, the At-Home Family Fun page, and our YouTube channel.

As you are probably aware the Alberta government has made some changes to the COVID-19 restrictions, and you may be wondering how they impact children and youth programming?

As of right now, there are no changes that impact children and youth. FFRN is still requiring children and youth to wear masks as per the City of Edmonton bylaw. We understand that the masking requirements have changed at schools. Please recognize that we do not operate under the same guidelines as schools rather, we are a public space in the City of Edmonton which means we operate under the city bylaw.

Please be aware; however, that FFRN will be making changes as COVID-19 bylaws and restrictions ease.

Please note, some of our younger Child & Youth programs go up to 13-years-old. We see this as a leadership opportunity for 13-year-olds before moving into older youth programs. Check here for additional programs that may be applicable to your family.

 

Babysitter Training Course

12 years and up |The Babysitter Training Course can help prevent injuries and promote responsible management of common situations that may arise while children are under the care of babysitters. This in-depth course is designed to develop transferrable skills and is delivered with the use of lectures, small group discussions, problem-solving, student presentations, inquiry, role-playing and instructor-led demonstrations.

This program has been developed by the Canada Safety Council and is designed for young people who will reach the age of 12 or older within the calendar year. A final exam will be held in the last session. Participants must attend all sessions and obtain a passing grade of 75% on the final exam to obtain certification.

Parental consent forms required | $25.00 fee

Registration:
Online

Dates:
July 11, 2022 - July 12, 2022

 

August 8, 2022 - August 9, 2022

 

Engage

13–15 years | Step out of your comfort zone while engaging your heart, mind and body. Get your heart pumping, wrack your brain to win the scavenger hunt race, escape a room to find the hidden treasure, and test your limits through a series of obstacle courses with your fellow teammates. These weeks will challenge your heart, mind, and body, but you will leave laughing and wanting more. Do you have what it takes? Come and find out!

Registration:
Online

Dates:
May 17, 2022 - June 7, 2022

 

FFRN Youth Cooking Club – Level 2

10-14 years | Welcome to Cooking Club Level 2! This exciting next step to the Cooking Club Level 1 is designed for youth (10-14 years old) who have completed the first level at Family Futures Resource Network. Growing on the skills they learned in the original program, the youth will focus on developing safe kitchen practices, learn how to make balanced meals and will even get the chance to create their very own unique recipes. Each week the youth will work in teams to follow a recipe and will get the chance to share their yummy creations with all the participants in the program. All young chefs in this program will also receive a certificate of completion at the end of this food-tastic program. Please speak with a facilitator when you register your child if you feel the age requirement doesn’t match their experience level.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
May 26, 2022 - June 16, 2022

 

New-Drop-In Hang Outs

Children ages 13-16 years | Come and Hang Out in local park areas for games and physical activities including basketball and other sports activities. Bring a friend or meet new friends. Look for the FFRN flags at the park to find us. The website will be updated weekly with Hang Out locations. Programs will run as scheduled unless there are extreme weather conditions.

Details updated weekly at familyfutures.ca

Registration:
Drop-In

Dates:

New-Gettin’ Fit

13-18 years | Come out and get your heart pumping to improve your fitness level and also learn about healthy nutrition and lifestyles. Make some new friends and try some different activities to find your faves. You don’t have to know how to join in, we will learn as we go.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
July 8, 2022 - July 29, 2022