Charitable Organization

The Switch Yard

Bancroft, ON

Youth/childrenOutreach and welfare

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.

Program areas

Description% of emphasis
Social outreach & fellowship70
Mutual support groups20
Community recreation10

*% of emphasis is reported by the charity and does not necessarily reflect money spent.

Revenue and expenses