About YU’s Abbotsford Programs
Abbotsford, the largest municipality in the Fraser Valley, is home to 46 schools and has the third highest proportion of visible minorities in Canada. Youth Unlimited has been running programs and loving youth in this community since 1947.
Our work in Abbotsford encompasses:
- Cross-cultural outreach
- School outreach, and
- The new Fire Truck Mobile Drop-in (Evolved from the C-21 Drop-in Centre)
South Asians represent 22% of Abbotsford’s population, with most of that community speaking Punjabi as their mother tongue. Many are new to Canada and often they experience immigration hardships and the challenges of living in a foreign country.
Connected through Eugene Reimer Middle School, we come alongside the young Punjab community through mentorship meetings, coaching sports programs and Girls + Guys Nights. Guided by the values of God’s love, we are grateful for the many opportunities to build positive relationships across Canada.
Through partnership with local schools, we have been able to integrate seamlessly into the classrooms and serve as other trusted adults for youth to develop healthy and positive relationships with.
FIRETRUCK MOBILE DROP-IN
Creating innovative ways to love on youth is one of our guiding principles in youth ministry.
This mobile drop-in center model has allowed Youth Unlimited to meet youth where they are at. In Abbotsford, this mobility allows us to connect to more communities across the city, creating connection points with thousands of youth.
Nearing the end of the renovation phase, firetruck mobile drop-in center be road ready [INSERT MONTH OR SEASON]. We are incredibly grateful to our friends, family and partners who have supported this initiative. If you feel encouraged to support it, you can do so here!
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