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Next Wave Youth Centre


The Next Wave Youth Centre is a creative and fun place where youth can get assistance with obtaining work, finishing school, finding housing or getting other support for whatever issues may come up. Youth aged 12- 30 can take part in our on-site training programs, weekly drop in night or get assistance from one of our qualified youth consultants or community partners. Come check out the centre and start on your path to reaching your full potential!

Location: 32 Front St W, Strathroy, On
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm

Market Quality Preserves

Market Quality Preserves (MQP) is produced by local youth in the heart of downtown Strathroy at The Next Wave Youth Centre. Youth are instructed on the preparation, production, packaging and sales of various jams, jellies, salsa and spreads. The youth gain confidence in the kitchen while learning life skills and employment skills to help prepare them for their future in the work place.

Housing

The Next Wave Youth Centre, in partnership with the Women’s Rural Resource Centre offer supportive housing to young moms and their children. Young women interested in learning more about supportive housing can connect with one of the Next Wave Youth Centre staff or with Women’s Rural Resource Centre directly (http://www.wrrcsa.org/).

Partners

Addiction Service Thames Valley (www.adstv.on.ca)
Canadian Mental Health Association (www.cmhamiddlesex.ca)
John Howard Society (www.johnhoward.on.ca/london)
Middlesex London Health Unit (www.healthunit.ca)
St. Leonard’s Community Services London and Region (www.slcs.ca)
Thames Valley District School Board- Reconnect Program (www.tvdsb.ca)
Vanier Children’s Services (www.vanier.com)
Women’s Rural Resource Centre (www.wrrcsa.org)

Youth Testimonials

“The workshops that I have done will make a pretty big impact in my life, because it has improved my knowledge about things I didn’t really know much about and it also has helped me figure out what I want to do for a career in the future.”

“They really helped me realize my potential & pushed me to do my best… and helped set me up with the right people to talk to, to help make positive changes in my life that will help benefit me in the future.”

“I feel like I’ve become a better person for my family and friends all because I took the time to experience a whole new beginning. My life has changed for the better and with the MQP program, my family and I are no longer struggling with communication, budgeting or saving. The program has definitely helped me understand the goodness that comes from people who really care and want to help.”