Wasa-Nabin Youth Program (WASA)

Goal of the Program

The goal of the Wasa-Nabin Youth Program is to provide urban Aboriginal youth ages 13-18 with support, tools and healthy activities which will build upon and foster their inherent ability to make healthy choices.

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OBJECTIVES:

General Description of Program

The purpose of the Wasa-Nabin Program is to provide support and guidance within a cultural framework for youth aged 13-18 who are at risk for specific negative behaviors and outcomes as a result of their circumstances in life. It will incorporate traditional cultural teachings and values to encourage healthy lifestyles choices, foster responsible decision making and influence critical thinking. It is hoped that youth involved with the program will enhance their skills, knowledge, attitudes and values, and will demonstrate positive personal choices and awareness of the consequences of negative behaviors.

Wasa-Nabin comes from the Ojibway, meaning “to look ahead”.

For More Information Contact Timmins Native Friendship Centre Reception reception@tnfc.ca