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Youth Options Program

Youth Options is located at 294 Main Street, Fredericton. This program is available to youth between the ages of 15 and 30, currently not working or in school. The program features in house training in personal development, life, and employment skills.

Following a period of training, participants are placed in supervised work settings to practice learned skills. Another feature of this program is the “store front” resources room. The resource room is open to the public and provides a safe atmosphere where youth may access information, speak with a staff person or conduct an interview with a community resource agency representative. Youth options, providing alternatives for youth.

Participant Eligibility:
  • Youth between the age of 15 to 30 (inclusive) at the time of intake selection
  • Out of school
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Legally entitled to work according to relevant provincial legislation
  • Not receiving Employment Insurance benefits
  • Unemployed or underemployed
Program Objectives:
  • To provide training with youth at risk
  • To offer short and long-term support to youth at risk (and their families)
  • To support local agencies (police, schools, community groups) in locating, planning and scheduling interventions for youth at risk
  • To be an active partner in creating a safer community
Program Goals:
  • To deliver group-based employability skills and life skills training for youth
  • To provide participants the opportunity to practice learned skills and supervised work settings and the opportunity for client centred goal planning based on the individual need
  • Workshops include: Choice Theory introduction, assessing individual strengths and weaknesses, employer expectations, stress management, communication skills, problem solving and much more…
  • Participants are supported and supervised throughout the entire program
  • To create a referral service with Fredericton City Police, local schools, community agencies, Education and Early Childhood Development, Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour, Social Developemnt, and Justice & Public Safety
Community Benefits
  • At risk youth are given the opportunity to return to school
  • Youth are provided with employment skills through on the job training
  • Participants are equipped with useful tips involving life and everyday skills
  • Youth are given the opportunity to learn valuable skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication and self-reliance
  • Access to labour market information, problem solving, conflict resolution and other skills to reduce employment barriers
  • Youth have the opportunity to try out new skills in employment settings that are supportive, non-judgemental and non-coercive
Contact Information

To apply, please email or                                    or