"Our Youth Advisory Committee came up with the idea of collecting school supplies that will be distributed to local schools at the end of the summer. The schools can then use the supplies to help out families that might not otherwise be able to afford the back-to-school necessities for their children," says Louise Hopper, Teen Access Zone coordinator. "Our community is facing some very real economic challenges and I think our teens want to help out in any way they can."
The School Supply Drive will be running for the month of August. Anyone wishing to make a donation can contact the centre at 354-5508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when donations can be dropped off. Any and all types of school supplies will be accepted – every pencil and ruler will help a family in our community.
Teen Access Zone is Liverpool’s very first youth health centre. The purpose of the centre is to ensure that teens in the community have easy access to safe, confidential health services, recreational and social program and more within a space that they can call their own. The centre is run by a volunteer community group, which rents space in Queens Place Emera Centre where a wide range of programs and services are offered.
"Like many great things that happen in our community, this centre became a reality because of the generous support of individuals and organizations within our community," says Dr. Norah Mogan, chairperson of the Queens Youth Health Centre Association. "We have and will continue to rely on our entire community to ensure that the centre continues to be a success."