Category: Teens Published on Thursday, 31 May 2012 13:55 Written by Harnoor Gill
John Lennon of The Beatles once said to, “Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.” - John Lennon. This quote shows us how there is a ray of hope to bring peace worldwide but how no one will be able to accomplish it/this without first changing and adapting their own ways of life. To help with this ongoing issue, I founded the Peace Welcome Club which encourages newcomer youth to share their experiences and their stories via this forum. You will learn where to look for such/these opportunities, what it’s all about and lastly help spread the word about this amazing cause within your own community.
Before joining the Halton Multicultural Council Youth Advisory Committee (HMC YAC), I founded my own club called the Peace Welcome Club. This club aims to help connect newcomer youth who are in Canada with local opportunities to succeed in their settlement by learning new skills and meeting new people. It is similar to the HMC YAC’s vision and goals so I would encourage you to join both groups to raise awareness locally for them.
Important - FREE Summer Programs for newcomer kids & youth at HMC!!!
Do you like the first word “free”, the gist of information below of this article, yes you’ve got that right – it’s free!!!
HMC are excited to announce our SUMMER PROGRAMS for children and youth in grades 1 to 12 (ages 5/6 to 18). For Their SUMMER CAMP FOR NEWCOMER KIDS in grades 1 to 4 (ages 5/6 to 10) they are offering our program at 2 locations:
Our Lady of Victory Elementary School (540 Commercial St.) in Milton: Monday to Friday starting on Monday July 23rd to Friday August 3rd. BOTH morning (9am-12pm) and afternoon (1pm-4pm) sessions. St. John Elementary School (653 Brant St.) in Burlington: Monday to Friday starting on Tuesday August 7th to Friday August 17th
ONLY the morning (9am-12pm) session.
For Their SUMMER TUTORING PROGRAM FOR YOUTH in grades 5-12 (ages 11 to 18) we are offering: HMC Speers Road location (1092 Speers Road) in Oakville:
Children in grade 5-8: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm. Youth in grades 9-12: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm.
To register your child/children, you will need to:
2. Bring your child/children's Permanent Resident card or Convention Refugee papers to the appointment (depending on what your status in Canada is)
3. Bring your child/children's Ontario Health Cards to the appointment
HMC look forward to having your children joining them this summer!