The Switch Yard is a youth centre that provides a safe, positive, healthy and encouraging environment focusing on yoin the age group of 13-19 years. We do not differentiate due to race, colour, creed, and/or religious affiliation. It is open 5 days a week. Approximately 150 youth participate in proframs that include games, computers, arts, life-skills, meals, home work/educational assistance, (including tutoring and support to attain credits towards their secondary school diploma), sports, movies, court support, community service, discussions forums and referral to community agencies. The centre is staffed by trained youth workers and volunteers who provide positive role models and address the personal, emotional, social, recreational, educcational and spiritual needs of the youth.