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Mark Choi,
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Prevention Consultant
604-984-3795
Vancouver Coastal Health
Public Health
Team Lead: Tara Deeth
Target: Children & Youth (5-19) & their families
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Public Health Nurses: contacts at each school
Tobacco Reduction Coordinator
Dietitian
Be Real Clinician
Dental Hygienist
Hearing Clinic: Audiologist and hearing Technicians
Vision Program: screening Technicians
Vancouver Coastal Health
Public Health
Public health staff work with school staff, parents, children and
community groups to provide:
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Health education
Health consultation
Health
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The services are specifically designed to support the health and
well being of the population.
well-being
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Our Services
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Health education/consultation/teaching/promotion:
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Identify health issues for individual students,
students foster coping skills and help
students, families and school staff access health services
Provide training for anaphylaxis management
Reproductive health: Sex education, “Askable Parent” Program
Head lice management
Injury prevention
Health fairs
School Newsletters
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Communicable disease control: Hand washing, managing an
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illness outbreak, H1N1, school surveillance
Our Services
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School immunization
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Youth clinics: 3 locations on the North Shore, up to age 19, on a drop-in basis
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Nutrition: Resources for healthy eating, support the BC Food and Beverage
Guidelines at a school, Eat Well Play Well program
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Tobacco: Supporting smoke-free communities: Tobacco-Free Sports, tobacco
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Hearing, Vision and Dental screening in Kindergarten
Be Real Clinic for Disordered Eating
Clinician: Cindy Ross
 For youth between 11 and 19 years of age
 Operates by appointment at the West Vancouver
Community Centre (1st Monday of the month)
 Referrals are required by parent, counsellor, family
physician or self
 Youth can speak confidentially with a counsellor,
pediatrician and a dietitian.
 Follow up care is available.
available
 Provides a continuum of care (Prevention vs.
Treatment
How to contact us?
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Central reception:
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604-983-6700
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On Call Public Health Nurse: 604-983-6714
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School Nurse at each school
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Be Real Clinic: 604-983-6847
Youth Living With Loss
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Beth Clark: 778 995 5735 or [email protected]
Youth ages 13 through 19 who are grieving the
death off a family
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Referrals may be made by anyone at any time
Individual assessment prior to attending the
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Peer support
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group
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throughout the school year
Program facilitated by clinical counsellors with
the assistance of youth mentors and trained
adult bereavement volunteers
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Mental Health and
Addictions
Vancouver Coastal Health
Program Overview
Program Manager: Pat Townsley
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Clinical Manager:
Team Leader:
Terry Bulych
Child and Adolescent Program
Jump Start
Concurrent Disorders Program
Therapeutic Day Program
Child and Adolescent Program
Target: Children & youth (0-18) with mental health
issues
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Assessments (psychiatric, psycho-social, psychoeducational)
Behavioral consultation and support
Individual and family counseling
Outreach
Parent education program
Psycho-pharmacological information, evaluation
& treatment
Therapeutic social skills training
Jump Start
Target: Youth (13-24) who have substance
misuse issues
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C.A.T.S. (2008: 132) (2009: 177)
Assessments individual and family therapy
Assessments,
Outreach therapeutic programming:
Wired for Success,, Safe House,, Alternate
Schools (KLASS, Access, Third Step, Youth
Learning Center)
Concurrent Disorders Program
Target: Youth (13-18) who have both
mental health and substance misuse issues
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Psychiatric consultations
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Individual and family therapy
Outreach
Prevention
Target: parents, youth service providers,
police, community, schools, teachers,
students and aboriginal bands (Tsleil
students,
Waututh and Squamish Nation)
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WV Prevention Consultant
NV Prevention Educator
*Community engagement*
Therapeutic Day Program
Target: Youth with
mental health issues
who are unable to
function in
mainstream schools
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Group, individual and
family counseling
Individually tailored
academic program
Therapeutic activities
Lunch program
Child and Youth Mental Health
Hospital Social Worker Liaison
Target: Children and youth (6 - 18) in the ER /
Pediatric ward due to mental health and / or
substance misuse issues
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Case reviews at the ER
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Treatment/discharge planning
Bridging services to community
treatment/support
Central Intake
Child and Youth Mental Health
and Addictions
Referral Line 604.904 4336
MCFD Child & Youth Mental Health
604 904 4300
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Intake & Assessment for Youth
Masters Level Clinicians: direct service for
children
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mental health symptoms and functional
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Prevention services for youth at risk of
developing mental health problems
Psychiatric consultation - Dr Raman.
Psychologist
MCFD Child and Youth Mental Health
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Intake and Urgent Response: receive community referrals
and assess for service.
Urgent referrals: immediate follow up within 24 hours,
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includes crisis stabilization for up to 6 sessions.
Generalized caseload: children and youth 6 and older.
Clinicians are trained at a graduate level and in specific
methods: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive
Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Parent Child
Interactional therapy.
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Infant Mental Health: children five and under who
experience a disturbance in mental wellness as it relates to
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emotions, behaviour and relationships.
MCFD C&Y MH Groups
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Connect Parent Group: promotes an attachment
perspective for parenting. Helps parents build skills to
support their relationship with their child and clearly
communicate
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Cool Kids: for youth who experience anxiety or
depression.
DBT skills group: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is for
people whose emotions create major problems in their
lives (and perhaps in the lives of people around them).
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DBT clients are taught
deal with the distressing situations in their lives, and
improve relationships
IPT group. Interpersonal psychotherapy is a program
aimed
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MCFD Youth Justice
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Youth (ages 12 –17)in conflict with the law
Bail supervision
Supervision of Court Orders with conditions
Referrals for family mental health and alcohol
and drug issues
Short term residential services and referrals
One to one workers (ISSP)
Day programs, employment programs,
alternative program referrals, wilderness
programs
Hollyburn Family Services
210 – 255 West 1st Street, North Vancouver
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Services to North Shore youth and families with
children under the age of 19 years
Providing centre based and community
outreach services
Range of services from group support and
educational services, counselling and practical
support services, and case management
services.
General information 604-987-8211
www.hollyburn.ca
Hollyburn Family Services
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Family
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Family Support Program (604-987-1411)
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FASD/CDBC Family Support Program (778-8932141)
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In home counselling/parenting support/case
management
Parent Teen Mediation (acute issue)
Parent Education Groups (Parenting Teens,
Teens Under 12)
Parenting support for families with FASD/CDBC child
Victim Support Services (778-855-4566)
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Support to victims of family and relationship violence
Practical, emotional, and informational support to
children, youth, and adult victims
Hollyburn Family Services
Youth Centred Services
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Third Step (via NVSD44)(604-903-1250)
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Hollyburn
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Hockey
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Alternative school placement , grades 8-10, for students
aged 13-17
Organized hockey for youth, 14-18,with financial/social
barriers
Youth Safe House (1-877-789-6884)
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Safe home environment for youth, 14-18 years, who have
run away from home or are homeless ; for up to 14 days
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creation of sustainable plan for each youth
Family Services of the North Shore
Julia Staub-French/Mimi Hudson: 604 988-5281
www.familyservices.bc.ca
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address issues such as anxiety, depression,
school problems, divorce, sexuality, bullying,
parent/child
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and other problems.
 Clinical counselling services are available in
English, Farsi, and French. Many programs are
offered at no cost to North Shore residents.
 Clinical Counselling – Fee for service - sliding
scale. ($15-$100)
FSNS Programs
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Children Living in the Midst of Relationship
Violence and Abuse
Parenting
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and Abuse
Eating Disorder Support Group For Parents
The Child & Adolescent Sexual Abuse Program –
The Family
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Parent Education groups
Jessie’s Legacy
West Vancouver
Youth Outreach
Program
& Ambleside Youth
Centre
Drop-in located at
Ambleside Park, beside the SPCA
604 925 7233
604-925-7233
West Van Youth Outreach
Ambleside Youth Centre
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...Youth
Youth Drop-In
Drop In
…One to One Support Work
….Youth Support Groups
….Outdoor Experiential
Education / Day Out Trips
….work
work experience program
….Outreach in Schools
….Project share / volunteer
opportunities
West Van School District:
Y th Workers
Youth
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What do we do?
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Prevention, support, problem solve,
listen, coach, mediate, refer
Confidential
Individual or group
Issues
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Body image
Self--esteem
Self
Anxiety, depression, stress, sadness
Bullying
Alcohol, drug use, misuse
Health/ Sex/Gender
Social challengeschallenges-peer issues
Friends family,
Friends,
family teacher
teacher, school
External Services and
Referrals
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Speak to counsellors, teachers, administration
Doctors, family physicians, Community nurses
Youth Health ClinicsClinics-West VancouverVancouver-every
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from 2:30 - 4:30.
Vancouver Coastal Health Child and Youth Mental
Health and Addiction Services, Vancouver Coastal
Health clinicians
Be Real
MCFD Child and Youth Mental Health
Lawyers,
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officers
Ambleside Youth Centre
Hollyburn Family Services
North Shore Crisis Services
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Julianna Buitenhaus:
604 987 0366
NSCSS has been providing services to women
and children on the North Shore since 1979
SAGE Transition House
24 hour support
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line 604-987-3374
Adolescent and Children’s Empowerment
Program
Outreach services
HOPE’s Place second stage housing program
Good Stuff Connection Thrift Shop and Clothing
Program
Bowen Island HomeSafe Program
North Shore Multicultural
Society Youth Programs
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Jian Pablico 604 988 2931
Current Youth Programs
The Purple Elephant Project
The Purple Elephant Project (PEP) was created to address
and combat racism online. In particular social networking
sites are becoming a vital space for youth to
communicate with one another. Unfortunately they are
also spaces where racism is rampant and there is little
accountability due to the internet’s anonymity. The PEP
youth team is taking a proactive stance and have
developed several strategies to combat racism online.
The first strategy is the name: The Purple Elephant Project.
NEONOLOGY
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A diversity workshop delivered to Grade 10
planning classes in the North Shore that dissects
how racism and discrimination among youth
affects their everyday social relationships and
environment Its overarching goal is to create a
environment.
more welcoming and inclusive North Shore
community through engaging not only
immigrant and racialized youth but
but, all youth.
youth
This is done within an open and safe space
through innovative activities that support youth
in understanding a brighter perspective.
perspective
theIDEA Inspiring Dreams
Empowering Action
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The IDEA provides youth the opportunity to
realize a personal goal or dream they have
always wanted to achieve and empower them
to make it happen with the support of other
youth.
Youth Workers
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Anti-Racism + Diversity advocacy and workshops
Newcomer/Immigrant and Refugee youth support
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Youth Empowerment
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Big Sisters of BC Lower
Mainland
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Big and Little Sister Program - matches meet 3-5 hours
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provide support
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and friendship
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girls aged 7 -17.
Study Buddy Program – matches Study Buddy tutors
with Little Sisters, aged
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academic support and guidance. They meet weekly
for 1 hour for minimum 6 months.
Go Girls! Healthy Body, Healthy Minds – group
mentoring
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program ffor girls
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14 to
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physical activity, healthy eating and a positive self
image.
www.bigsisters.bc.ca
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For more information : 604-873-4525 ext 300
YWCA One Stop Career Shop
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FREE employment services for youth ages 15 – 30
FIRST stop for youth looking for work.
One to One Employment Counselling
Referrals to specialized programs and services
Assistance with training packages and funding packages
Access to a full resource centre: computers, internet, fax,
photocopies, videos, resource materials, job boards
Access to jobs not posted elsewhere
Workshops on employment issues
Hiring Fairs and other career industry information nights
Presentation to grade 12 students job search
15 A Chesterfield Place – beside the Seabus at Lonsdale Quay
Hours Mondays 10am-6pm
Tuesday
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and Friday 9:30am-4pm.
(604) 988-3766 (drop in or make an appointment)
YOUTH SERVICES IN WEST VANCOUVER
Melanie Clark
Youth Friendly West Vancouver: Policies and Practices
Youth-Friendly
Lots of great opportunities for youth to be involved and engaged in recreation, civics, arts &
culture, volunteering and more in West Vancouver.
Youth Services staff are encouraged to always strive for excellence and innovation in the program
initiatives and services we offer to youth.
Here are some great examples of our passion for intentional youth development and meaningful
youth engagement at work:
Civic Youth Strategy
Created in 2002 to give the youth of our community a chance to directly affect the decisions that
matter to them the most, and to give them a voice within the community and civic government.
Youth Committees
 YAC
 SWAT
 TAG
 RAT
Youth Week
May 1st to 7th annually. West Vancouver is a founding partner of Youth Week and will be celebratin
15 years of participation in 2010.
YOUTH SERVICES IN WEST VANCOUVER
Facilities
Ambleside Youth Centre – 1018 Marine Drive,
Drive West Vancouver
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Youth Outreach Workers and related services (i.e. one-to-one, support groups, etc.)
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Drop-in (cool staff, movies, games, pool, cooking, snacks, etc.)
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Out trips, Gig nights, BBQs, events, workshops, employment programs, etc.
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West Vancouver Community Centre Youth Lounge – 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
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Drop-in (cool staff, movies, games, pool, cooking, snacks, etc.)
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Recreation programs, leadership programs, workshops, etc.
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BBQs, concerts, events
Youth Lounge Hours of Operation
Preteen Drop-in (for Grades 6 & 7): M, F 3:00pm-6:00pm
Youth Drop-in (for Grades 8 to 12): F 3:00pm-11:00pm Sa 5:00pm-10:00pm
Gleneagles Youth Garage – 6262 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
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Drop-in (cool staff, movies, games, pool, cooking, snacks, etc.)
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Recreation programs, leadership programs, workshops, etc.
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BBQs, concerts, events
Youth Garage Hours of Operation
Preteen Drop-in (for Grades 6 & 7): F 3:00pm-7:30pm
YOUTH SERVICES IN WEST VANCOUVER
Programs
We have lots of great recreation, arts & culture and leadership programs for youth at our various community centres
across West Vancouver.
Youth Volunteer Training & Certification Program
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Children’s sports, recreation, arts and culture programs
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Gymnastics and Aquatic Centre
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Birthday Parties and School Break camps
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Support for children and youth with disabilities
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Peer helpers during preteen and youth drop-in times at Gleneagles Community Centre, West Vancouver
Community Centre, and Ambleside Youth Centre
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Community and Special Events
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Youth
out Committees
Co
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Leadership Training Programs
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Babysitting courses
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First Aid Programs
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General Leadership
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Aquatic Leadership
Arts & Culture and Recreation & Fitness Programs
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Pottery, Drawing, Sculpture, Acting, Dance, etc.
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Basketball, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Swimming lessons, Skating lessons, etc.
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Yoga, Group Fitness, Spin, etc.
Drop-in Recreation
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Open Gym
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Public Swimming and Skating
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Weight Room and Personal Training opportunities
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