News from the WYC

Windsor Youth Centre receives $25,000 Orange Door Award to help youth


oragngedoor 01 WINDSOR, ON –  Windsor Youth Centre (WYC) has received a $25,000 Orange Door Award grant from The Home Depot Canada Foundation. This will support training for additional peer outreach workers for WYC’s youth outreach program. The outreach workers will provide information and advocacy in local schools.

“We’re excited to receive the Orange Door Award because it helps keep our doors open to do the real work that needs to be done to get young people off the street,” said Tamara Kowalska, Executive Director, Windsor Youth Centre.

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In Your Element Fashion Show

Thank you to everyone who came out to the WYC’s first fashion show “In Your Element” sponsored by Value Village East Windsor. We had a great evening with lots of fun and fashion at the Olde Walkerville Theatre.

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Windsor Youth Art Week and Man in the City

The Windsor Youth Centre is excited to be working with the ACWR and John Suave during Windsor Youth Art week, May 1st-7th. WYC community members are learning from John Suave to create sculptures for the Man in the City project.

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Balkan-Style Barbeque for Homeless Youth Centre

This Sunday July 28th Wyandotte Street East will see its first Balkan-style pig roast hosted by local bar-owner Boban Stojkovski.  “This one is different,” he says, “because it’s for the youth.”  Stojkovski opened the neighbourhood sportsbar Bobcats last year just a few doors down from the Windsor Youth Centre (WYC).  He was quickly amazed at the number of homeless and at-risk youth who use the service – many of them on a daily basis.  He was also surprised at how quickly he warmed up to them.  So much so that now he wants to help.  Stojkovski and Bobcats, in conjunction with LionHeart Trucking, are throwing the one-of-a-kind event to raise funds for the WYC which is currently the only drop-in centre for homeless youth in Windsor/Essex.  With live entertainment from Slippery Pic and a raffle, this is sure to be a party not to miss.

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