St. George’s YouthNet: a place where the kids of inner city Halifax find a home from home, friends, mentors, games and exciting activities to stretch their minds. Since 1994, Saint George’s YouthNet has offered friendship to the youth of the neighborhood which surrounds it. It aims to help them discover their talents, gain self-confidence and learn to dream of a bright future. Most days the parish hall rings with the sound of happy laughter.
YouthNet is led by a dedicated and youthful staff whose wisdom outstrips their years. They are supported by an army of dedicated volunteers and backed by a volunteer board. The framework within which YouthNet strives to fulfill its mission includes a lunch program at Joseph Howe School each day, after-school programs Tuesday to Friday, a March Break camp and physical and intellectual adventure camps throughout the summer. The challenges of wilderness hiking and camping are a special focus at YouthNet.
Saint George’s Round Church (the Parish of Saint George) provides a physical home and a spiritual umbrella for Saint George’s YouthNet. Visit the website of this beautiful and historic wooden church to learn about its exciting community of faith and service.