Legacy Leaders

Our new Legacy Leaders Program is teaching youth about starting and maintaining a community vegetable garden. In addition to addressing food security and promoting healthy eating this program will also provide part time employment during the summer months for teen leaders. The youth together with staff and volunteers have successfully learned about how to start and maintain a garden and have already planted various seeds. Youth are learning about favorable watering times and maintenance of the garden beds. #BGCC

WPYC Basketball Program

This program is typically offered once a week during our after school program. This program consists of basketball drills and creative games followed by mini basketball games to allow youth to engage themselves in the sport of basketball. The goal of this program is to build physical stamina in our youth by encouraging healthy and active lifestyles. Working as a team is an important outcome of this program along with building individual skills in basketball. #afterschoolprogram

BGCC Kid Tech Nation

Kid Tech Nation is a Boys and Girls Club of Canada national program, developed in collaboration with Canada Learning Code and Corus Entertainment. This program aims to increase children's exposure to digital skills, coding concepts, internet safety, and computational thinking through a pan-Canadian, community-based program and a national media campaign. This program is part of our after school programming. #BGCC

BGCC Kid Food Nation

Kid Food Nation is a Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada national program that aims to improve children's healthy eating by teaching food skills and enhancing food literacy in a fun and interactive after-school club program. The eight week program provides a new theme each week that builds on prior weeks' knowledge and skills and encourages participants to develop confidence in their ability to cook and create healthy meals on their own. This program is offered to youth ages 8-11 and is ran twice during the school year. #BGCC

SUMMER PROGRAM 2019

Our summer registration is happening until the end of may and we are anticipating around 60 youth to be enrolled in our summer program. We have many great activities planned for them, including two camping trips to Cheticamp Island. Each day the youth have outdoor adventures, recreational activities such as our Jays Care Program, Jr. NBA Program along with trips to the beach and the splash pad at Open Hearth Park. Our summer programs would not be possible without the support of National Boys & Girls Clubs grants like Cool Moves and Power up as well as the many businesses whose fencing signs line our outdoor recreation area.

Kid of Privilege

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is proud to launch a new public service announcement that demonstrates the crucial work our Clubs do to better the lives of children and youth across the country. Developed for web, TV, cinema, and print, the PSA takes a stand against the use of “underprivileged” to describe the communities we serve. We know kids’ lives are tough. They face challenges across all spectrums—physical, mental, emotional—and many of these challenges can arise regardless of economic background. Working with Toronto-based idea shop Mackie Biernacki, we chose the concept “Kid of Privilege” because at our Clubs, young people are provided opportunities that they might not be able to acce

Best Buy Scholarship Graduate

The first youth from BGCCB-WPYC to ever receive the Best Buy Grade 10 Scholarship Award offered through Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada was awarded to Jalen Borden in his grade 10 year at Sydney Academy. Jalen has just graduated from Acadia University with his 4 year Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Congratulations Jalen from your friends at the Whitney Pier Youth Club! Best Buy Grade 10 scholarships: Deadline June 22, 2018 Includes funding for a laptop, application fees, and first year tuition Value: $5,000 | Scholarships available: 20 Please contact our Youth Outreach Workers Dionne Dermody or Brittany McDougall for more information. 902-567-0240

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cape Breton - Whitney Pier Youth Club 

(902) 567-0240

wpyc@ns.sympatico.ca

111 West St,
Sydney, NS
B1N 1S2

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