Alberta has one of the youngest populations across Canada, and the Red Deer area is no exception. Our communities are full of young minds and hearts that have big dreams and open futures. We invite you to become a part of those futures by making them a little bit brighter.
All funds donated to Youth HQ will be used to support one of our various programs, whether your donation goes towards training a volunteer, supporting a mentor relationship, or even providing snacks. It is our desire that no young person be turned away from a program due to social or financial barriers. We believe every youth deserves the opportunity to grow and develop in healthy environments, so we make every effort to reduce or eliminate barriers that would prevent participation.
No donation is too small; whatever the value, your contribution can make all the difference for a young life. On behalf of Red Deer & District, we’re grateful for your gifts and thank you for your support.
Across Canada, there are a minimum of 35,000 youth over the course of the year without a place to call home
Youth paired with a mentor are 45% less likely to use substances, are more active, and maintain healthier lifestyles
Close to 20% of youth in Canada are suffering from anxiety, depression, or another mental health issue
80% of youth in a mentorship program have higher literacy rates and are more likely to graduate and pursue higher education
Provide a youth in the 49th Street Youth Shelter with personal hygiene supplies
Support a child in the afterschool snack program for one week
Provide a youth in the 49th Street Youth Shelter with food for one week
Support an in-school mentoring match for one week
Support a child for one day at summer camp
Provide 40 city transit tickets for youth at the 49th Street Youth Shelter
Support a match activity for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Support a community based afterschool program for one day
Support a child for one week at summer camp
Support an in-school mentoring match for one year
Youth HQ makes every effort to ensure and honour our donors' wishes with respect to desired investment or designation of funds to a particular program or area of support.