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

Child & Youth 13+

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

Spring 2021 Programs During COVID-19

We were hopeful that government restrictions would have eased in time for the launch of our Spring session to allow in-person programs. However, with the latest updates, we have made the decision to continue with only virtual programs. The website has been updated to reflect this. Some programs will not be able to run virtually and will be removed. Our brochure will not accurately reflect these changes, so we encourage you to review our website for the most up-to-date information.

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

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.

 

Art for the Heart

15–18 years | Come and join us for a night full of art, creativity and mindfulness where we will be exploring various art mediums to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness and artistic individuality. Each week will include a different art project and will also explore mindfulness activities that you can use to help manage strong emotions and difficult situations. Sign up for one day or every day!

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 19, 2021

 

April 26, 2021

 

May 3, 2021

 

May 10, 2021

 

May 17, 2021

 

Art Works

11–14 years | Come and join us for a night full of art, creativity and mindfulness where we will be exploring various art mediums to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness and artistic individuality. Not only will each session include art projects, but we will also explore mindfulness activities, team building challenges and problem-solving games that show you how to use your creative strengths to manage challenging situations that come up in life.

 

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 22, 2021 - May 27, 2021

 

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 transferable skills and is delivered focusing on 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

Registration:
Online

Dates:
May 8, 2021 - May 15, 2021

 

Engage

13–15 years | Step out of your comfort zone and get and 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’ll leave laughing and wanting more. Do you have what it takes? Come and find out!

Registration:
Online

Dates:
May 18, 2021 - June 8, 2021

 

Girls Inspired

13–15 years | As a part of our Kids with Confidence program, we are excited to provide our six-week Girls Inspired self-awareness and leadership program. This GIRLS ONLY program covers topics such as healthy relationships, managing emotions, self-esteem, handling conflict and leadership. Participants will learn about topics through fun self-reflection activities, group discussions, games, and crafts.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 21, 2021 - June 2, 2021

 

NEW! – Youth with Confidence

13-15 years | This program challenges youth to draw from their personal experiences in relationships, reflect upon them and apply what they learn to their everyday lives. Each week they will participate in independent and group activities and discussions that get them moving, thinking and practicing those skills. These activities, along with reflective journaling and mindfulness activities, will increase their confidence and interpersonal skills.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 22, 2021 - May 27, 2021

 

Skills to Pay the Bills

Once you’ve finished your time in school, and you are becoming more and more independent, you might think life would become easier; you get to make your own choices, do what you want, see who you want, eat what you want, etc…However, going from dependent and limited to independent and free (with the power to make your own choices) is not always an easy transition. “With great [freedom] and power comes great responsibility” (widely used quote dating back to 1793, and of course from Stan Lee’s Spiderman). In this program, we will teach you about the world of “adulting” when it comes to grocery shopping, meal planning, self-care, job applications and interviews, roommate etiquette and more.

 

Dates:

Zoom Room

14–18 years | Do you miss getting together with your friends? Do you just want a place to hang out, chat, play silly games and get to know new people? Search no more because we have the program for you! We are hosting a Zoom “Chat Room” which will allow you to do just that! We will have games planned for each night such as Jackbox TV games like Quiplash and Fakin’ It as well as old school games like Pictionary, charades and hangman. We will allow time for discussion around topics such as current events, school, and mental health. Please be aware that this is NOT a group therapy session, but more so a safe place to bond with like-minded folks. It’s bound to be a good time and a place to ask questions, meet new friends, and let loose after the stress of the day.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
April 19, 2021 - May 10, 2021