How We Got Started
To provide opportunities, mentorship and programs that foster strong personal and social development for all children and youth in Prince Edward County.
Our vision is that every young person in Prince Edward County has an equal chance to excel in life.
We are pleased to share this video project, created and produced by youth, working in collaboration with
County Productions, through our YES (Youth Entrepreneur Success) Program. These are the voices of our young people.
Since 2000 the ROC has led fun, safe programs where youth know they belong and are empowered to make positive choices in their lives. 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.
Girls Group at PECI, GUY TIME and Girls ROCk it! programs are offered during nutrition break with activities and conversations surrounding lifestyle choices, healthy relationships, and create a sense of belonging in their school and larger community.
ROC after school programs engage boys and girls from grades 1 through 8. Providing opportunities each week to participate and develop fundamental movement skills in a variety of sport workshops and recreational activities, led by local guest coaches and instructors.
PEC Youth Centre
We all benefit from living in a community where youth feel valued, engaged and have opportunities to excel in life. Youth Centre programs are for teens, age 12-18, and include cooking, arts and structured drop-in activities. Teens also participate in special skill development opportunitites.