Once again our Board has received a Ministry grant to continue the very successful Focus on Youth program.
Focus on Youth is a partnership between the Ontario Government, school boards and local community agencies, which provides summer programming for students in identified high needs urban neighbourhoods.
Highlights of the Focus on Youth Program
· Assists non-profit, insured groups to deliver summer activities to help keep young people safe and active.
· School space will be offered free of charge to community groups who successfully complete the application process.
· Approximately 55 students will be hired to participate in a board delivered leadership program with the goal of assisting at one of the board sites of the community service camps from July to mid-August (dates are currently under review and will be posted here shortly).
· 20 students will be hired to perform custodial/maintenance work in the schools for the same period of time.
Community Organization Application Process
Download the Focus on Youth 2013 Application Form
Ottawa Catholic School Board contact person:
Focus on Youth Coordinator: 613-224-4455 x 2186
Completed applications should be faxed to 613-224-9253
before April 30, 2013 in order to be reviewed by the Focus on Youth Committee.
Available school sites will be determined in discussion with the Focus on Youth Committee and Continuing Education.
High school students seeking employment do not apply to Ottawa Catholic School Board directly but rather enquire at their school through their Guidance Counsellors or Principals. Detailed information will be sent to the school in the identified neighbourhoods. Principals and counselors with input from the School Success Teams and other staff will be requested to recommend students who would benefit from this summer employment and leadership opportunity.
Last Updated: 2013-05-14