The City staff was invited to submit a proposal to apply for over $300,000 of funding from the ministry of health which would go towards the formation of new after school youth centres for children in grades 1 through 12.
They would be from 3 to 6 three nights a week at different locations throughout the city.
“Students would be able to go there. They could have homework activities, with some other music and sports activities. It’s very much an after-school drop in where you can go and get some work done if you want to,” Councillor Mike Anthony said.
Anthony said this is good because it keeps kids from resorting to things that could get them in trouble.
“There’s youth who are sometimes at risk, there’s youth who sometimes find themselves with time to kill and they look for ways to kill that time which could get them in a bit of trouble.”