Information on our youth programs (and how to donate!)

Our programs are collectively called Rated T for Teen. We provide different programs to youth at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre in Chilliwack, B.C. (We're in the Fraser Valley, about 60 miles east of Vancouver, B.C.).

We offer craft groups to teens, tweens, and pregnant and parenting teens. We provide Chilliwack Youth Gamers' Guild (board & card games), Rated T for Teen (video game club), Genshiken (Japanese pop culture program), and How's that Made? (craft group).

All of our programs are free of charge and we provide all supplies for all craft projects free so no one is left out. We average 20 to 28 in our Chilliwack groups (our record is 41 for games night and 39 for craft group)! We welcome youth from every part of the community– foster children, pregnant and parenting teens, students in alternate schools, home schooled youth, and everyone else! We have had over 13,000 youth participate in our programs since 2005, and we would love to be able to continue the programs and expand to other communities. If you can donate a little to our groups, we’d be incredibly grateful!

We’ve done so many bath & body projects - hair care products, body wash, bubble bath, mineral make-up, and so on – which is a fantastic opportunity to share thoughts and discuss self-esteem, personal hygiene, applying make-up, and so on. We’ve made packages for women in transition houses and collected for the food bank. They really are amazing kids and so enthusiastic. If the idea of a young woman taking chemistry so she can learn more about bath and body products makes you smile…if the idea of geek kids finding a community…or if seeing a young person make her own purse and crochet scarves for Christmas presents, then please consider donating a little.

As you know, our youth groups are funded by readers like you who donate by buying the e-books, Back to BasicsHair Care Products: Shampoos & Conditioners, and Lotionmaking 101. If you want to donate for one of the books or want to donate in general, you can reach me through PayPal under the e-mail sjbarclay@telus.net. If you want more information on our groups, don't hesitate to ask! If you want more information on the e-books, click on the links!

Thanks to everyone who has donated to the groups. We can never thank you enough!