The Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op is a skills building and alternative education program for youth in Saskatoon. Youth are able to earn academic credits and learn life and employment skills in a compassionate and supportive environment. We work with youth between the ages of 15 and 21 with the majority of the youth in our program ages 15-19.
We take 10 youth in our program at one time but are working towards taking up to 30 youth per semester. Youth come to us generally by self-referral but we do take referrals from outside agencies such as the Young Offenders Program. We do not screen our youth meaning we will give any youth interested a chance to participate in our programs.
CNYC has staff on that can help or help guide the youth to the proper care they may need. Through partnerships CNYC have a list of social workers, youth outreach workers and other counselors. This leads to a strong, integrated approach to meeting the often complex needs of our youth.