Saturday Gathering for Filipino Youth in the Renfrew Collingwood
Created November 19, 2012 by Jennifer Stanford
A place for newly settled and second generation Filipino youth to bring their inner strengths out and to grow.
The Saturday gathering
provides newly settled Filipino youth and children with a safe, fun, inviting and positive space
in Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH) to positively express
themselves, make new friends, maintain current friendships and to have fun. The primary goal is to
provide Filipino youth with the support and activities they need to become
engaged in their community in a positive manner. Saturday Gathering aims to empower and encourage Filipino youth to learn and develop skills
that would promote their successes in elementary and high schools. The main activities in supporting this goal
are to provide sports development; Basketball, Dance, Mixed Martial Arts and Volleyball, culture
and arts, cooking, English skills development, and participating in community development initiatives. We see this program as a fun, forever growing program aimed at bettering support Filipino youth in our community and to better support their transitions into their schools and new lives in Vancouver.