On Wednesday, August 29 from noon to 4:00pm at Rotary Park, Red Deer the Red Deer High Risk Youth Coalition will be celebrating 10 years with BBQ.  Service providers are encouraged to bring a display/resources to share. There is no cost for the BBQ.  General public is also invited to drop by and learn more about the great things happening in support of “high risk youth” in our community. Below is some more information on the coalition …YOURE INVITED! (5)

High Risk Youth Community Conversation 2018

 Initiative Background , Vision, and Mission

The High-Risk Youth Steering Committee is composed of people from a diverse array of community organizations, as well as provincial and municipal government representatives, who have chosen to work collaboratively on a strategic, community-wide approach to address the needs of high risk youths in our community. The Committee came about as a result of a High-Risk Youth Initiative Planning day, which was a regional initiative that was first introduced by Child and Family Services and intended to lead to more positive outcomes and community support for all high risk youth in the Red Deer area.

Vision: That Red Deer is providing a coordinated, effective and consistent support to high risk youth.

Mission: The High-Risk Youth Committee will work together to increase the community’s capacity to meet the needs of high risk youth.

Definition : High Risk Youth are young people whose family circumstances, lifestyle, genetic characteristics and/ or behaviours create a higher than average risk of significant harm, including those youth are homeless and who may or may not be receiving services from Alberta Child and Youth Services.