Since 2000 the ROC has led fun, safe programs where youth know they belong and are empowered to make positive choices in their lives. 900 youth were served by ROC programs & services in 2014
Our programs engage them in activities that challenge them to develop healthy minds and bodies.
ROC hosts several programs throughout the week for all youth ages 6 to 18. All ROC programs address three key areas of healthy living: physical, mental and social well-being. Nutritious snacks are provided at all programs and there are no fees to attend.
Program Highlights from 2014-15
Girls ROCk It aims to build self-esteem and confidence in participants through activities and conversations. There were 91 participants.
GUY TIME is our newest program introduced at 5 schools this fall, with 84 male participants. The program promotes mental well-being and positive lifestyle choices in partnership with the OPP.
clubROC book club, art club, sports club, food club, and new this year – Kids in Motion, which provides opportunities each week to participate and develop skills in a variety of sport skills workshops and recreational activities, led by local guest coaches and instructors. There are 165 participants registered.
Camp ROC hosted 126 children, at our summer camp, sponsoring 20 kids to attend to gain skills in sports and art activities.
TRIPLE POWER was adapted to include partnerships with community organizations increasing the opportunities for youth participants.
90 youth attended this after school program at 4 schools, including our newest school, St. Gregory. Lets’ Cook, Let’s Move, Let’s Create.
ROC ‘N REVUE our first live theatre showcase was hosted at the Regent Theatre. This variety show enabled 70 youth to perform on stage for nearly 200 people.
CHILL TEEN provides opportunities to increase self-awareness, self-confidence and tools to cope with daily challenges. Small group and individual mentoring establishes quality relationships that make a real difference in the teens outlook/lives. This youth-led program development had 162 teens participate.