#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.

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.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
November 23, 2021

 

November 30, 2021

 

December 7, 2021

 

February 28, 2022 - March 21, 2022

 

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:
November 24, 2021 - December 15, 2021

 

February 16, 2022 - March 16, 2022

 

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.

Parental consent forms required | $25.00 fee

Registration:
Online

Dates:
November 27, 2021 - December 4, 2021

 

March 5, 2022 - March 12, 2022

 

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:
February 14, 2022 - March 14, 2022

 

FFRN Youth Cooking Club – Level 1

Come join us in this exciting program designed to help youth (9-12 years old) learn the basics of cooking in the kitchen. We will focus on learning safe food handling practices and learning about healthy food choices, all while making some delicious recipes! Each week the youth will follow a recipe and have a chance to sample their creations. They will also work on building a recipe book that they can take home at the end of the program.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
February 15, 2022 - March 8, 2022

 

Healthy Relationships Plus

15–18 years | The Healthy Relationships Plus Program supports skill-building that promotes healthy relationships, resiliency and mental health in youth. Through interactive activities and engaging discussions, you will increase your knowledge and confidence in navigating through the difficult challenges in peer pressure, relationships, and communication. Some of the topics include messaging in social media, the impact of substance use and abuse, mental health and well-being, building healthy relationships, and boundaries and communication. Come join us!

Registration:
Online

Dates:
January 20, 2022 - February 24, 2022

 

Junior Achievement- Live/Zoom

Junior Achievement is a 14-16 week course for students to develop knowledge and build skills to start and run a business. Join us and walk away with the tools and resources required to build your own start-up! You will join a team and work collaboratively with fellow students to learn about “Design Thinking”, product development, marketing, sales, E-commerce and finance. These lessons will be led by local mentors from the business community. Why join? JA’s Company Program teaches grade 9-12 students how to organize and operate a real business. Volunteers from the world of work guide students as they launch and run a small enterprise. This gives students the real skills and experiences that they need to achieve their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs. Earn post-secondary scholarships too!

This free, fun, after-school program is worth up to five CALM and Ent 1010 credits. You can also choose to compete for thousands of dollars in post-secondary credits.

Registration:
Phone

Dates:
February 23, 2022 - June 15, 2022

 

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.

 

Registration:
Drop-In

Dates:

Youth Drama Club

13–16 years | Drama is a way for us to express ourselves creatively and step out of our comfort zone. This program is an introduction to the world of performance arts. Through interactive activities with a focus on improvisation, character development, and community building; youth will explore the world of theatre. Participants will also direct and act in a one-act play. The final week of this program will be a performance of the One-Act play! Come and join us for an exciting journey into the world of theatre.

Registration:
Online

Dates:
January 22, 2022 - April 2, 2022

 

Youth Nights: Games Café

15–18 years | Our twist on a board game café, minus the fee! Come check out our Mad Gabbin’ Games Café where you can challenge your friends to Exploding Kittens, test your gaming strategy in Settlers of Catan, and laugh the night away playing Apples to Apples and more. Got a game you’ve been dying to try? Let us know! I can’t think of a better way to spend a Tuesday Night Out.

 

Registration:
Online

Dates:
December 14, 2021

 

January 18, 2022

 

February 8, 2022

 

February 22, 2022

 

March 8, 2022