Prince Edward County
What we do
that encourages youth success and contributes to a healthier community
in Prince Edward County.
Youth Linked-In Volunteer Program
ROC’s volunteer program connects teens with local community agencies and events – 218 youth volunteers contributed 3,700 hours of time this past year.
Youth Advisory Committee
Youth learn specific knowledge and skills related to leadership, governance & activism. Youth members participate in creating social change for their peers in The County.
Special Events and Opportunities
Youth Inclusion Program (YIP)
New in 2019, YIP is an evidence based program launched to promote community safety and well-being for at-risk youth.
Making a Difference in the lives of County youth.
Individual Registrants in 2019
Youth Visits to the Centre in 2019
Community Visitors and Walk-ins in 2019
Teens Received Cab Rides home in 2019
Why we are different
Volunteer and Lead
From Our Members
“What I love about the ROC is that it gives everyone equal opportunities. When we did the food handling course, it wasn’t open to a specific group, that happens at school some time… with the ROC it was open to everyone and anyone who wanted that certification could go. I feel relaxed and happy to be here. I feel comfortable.”
“This feels like a second home. I feel welcome, calm and happy when I’m here. I struggle with being social. The ROC has made me more connected to my community. I’ve gotten to know more people, it’s helped me learn how to be more social towards others even if I don’t want to be. The ROC introduced me to (some community groups) and it has gotten me a job. I still struggle to be social, but the ROC staff are just really encouraging in my life and have helped me get where I am. ”
“What I love about the Youth Centre is the vibrant energy that everyone has when I walk through the door – everyone is always happy to see me and they greet me like I’m home. I like that I learn from people here, but what I like most is that I teach people here – there are younger kids that ask me for advice.”
“The ROC has taught me diligence and humility. Humility by the environment at the Youth Centre. I just feel like the environment here really humbles me because it makes me realize that I’m not different from anybody, but I am different and that its not only okay, its encouraged! You can come to the ROC and be yourself. You can leave your problems at home and you don’t have to talk about it, but at least you’re encouraged to talk about it if you want to.”