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Red Deer
Contact name
Rob Lewis
Job title
Executive Director
403-342-6500 Ext 128
About the organization
Youth HQ empowers youth by fostering a community of support. Our network seeks to instill young people with confidence in their unique identities and abilities while providing safe environments to learn and grow. Our primary objective is the healthy growth and development of every young person who comes through our doors. We aim to address the unique individual needs of youth in our community. Whether those needs are to develop social skills, life skills, work skills, or self-esteem, we work with each youth where they are at. This is done by applying a collective, unified approach to all our programs and services that inspires youth empowerment.

We are a non-profit governed by a volunteer board of directors, and our programs and services are designed and delivered by dedicated professionals. The engagement of caring community volunteers, partners, and supporters helps us to accomplish our mandate. Without them, none of this would be possible.

All young people discover and achieve their full potential.

To provide safe supportive spaces and positive mentoring relationships where young people experience new opportunities and develop confidence and skills for life.

Core Values:
Belonging: We are a safe, accepting, inclusive organization in which differences are valued in all aspects of service delivery and organizational practices.
Respect: We ensure that everyone; children, youth, families, volunteers, staff, and partners are heard, valued, and treated fairly.
Encouragement and Support: We encourage and support children, youth, and families in learning and growing to achieve their dreams.
Working Together: We work together with young people, families, volunteers, communities, and the government to promote healthy and safe environments for children and youth.
Speaking Out: The voices of children, youth, and families are essential to shaping our goals, priorities, and work. We encourage them to speak out and we support their voices as needed.
Stewardship: We believe in diligent stewardship of community resources.