Youth HQ is holding a media conference on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Don Campbell School Community Space, 99 Irving Crescent Red Deer, AB T4R 3S3.  The purpose of the conference is to announce the public release of a needs assessment report regarding youth in our community. Youth HQ Board Chair, Kris Fleckenstein, will present the findings of the needs assessment. You are invited to attend.

“We are excited to share the findings of the youth needs assessment. The objectives of the research were to identify: the issues and challenges youth in our community face; what services exist; and recommendations on how to address the issues and challenges identified.  Participants in the research were youth and community stakeholders.  Their input was gathered through interviews and focus groups.  This needs assessment, which will be available to the public, is another tool in our community’s tool kit to address the challenges and issues of youth.  We, at Youth HQ, are integrating the research findings into the creation of our Youth HQ Master Plan.  We invite other youth-focused agencies and groups to read the report and see how they can use the information to better serve our youth,” states Fleckenstein.

Youth HQ, along with its affiliates, Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer & District and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer and District, offer numerous programs and services that support children, youth and families. We all need to ensure our children and youth have accessible, barrier-free, safe places to go.  Youth HQ thanks our community that enables us to do so.  This is your place …