Group Name: Youth Assisting Youth

Description: Youth Assisting Youth (YAY) provides a method of helping children who are experiencing social, emotional, cultural adjustment and/or behavioural problems by preventing the development of more severe difficulties in the future. They promote a sound, healthy, growing special friend relationship between these children and mature, responsible young adults. They also relieve parents of the parenting role for a few hours a week and provide the children with a good role model.

Young adult volunteers 16-29 are matched on a one-to-one basis with children experiencing emotional, behavioural and/or social difficulties. Each volunteer spends approximately 3 hours a week with a child for at least one year. The relationship is that of a special friend. Plan and participate in various recreational activities in the community and monthly events organized by YAY.

Where: 5734 Yonge Street, Suite 401 | Toronto, ON M4M 4E7

When: Children aged 6-15 who have been identified as experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioural problems can enter the program. Referral must be completed by a professional. Call for more information.

Contact: 416-932-1919 | mail@yay.org | www.yay.org

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