Youth project cues up for kickoff

YES Project Penticton are a hosting free event featuring Youth of the Week winners.

Local youth are inviting one and all to come down to Cue’s Game Room to celebrate the YES (Youth Engagement Strategy) Project’s Kickoff Event May 23 at Cue’s Game Room.

Local youth are inviting one and all to come down to Cue’s Game Room to celebrate the YES (Youth Engagement Strategy) Project’s Kickoff Event May 23 at Cue’s Game Room.

Local youth are inviting one and all to come down to Cue’s Game Room to celebrate the YES (Youth Engagement Strategy) Project’s Kickoff Event May 23 at Cue’s Game Room.

The YES Project’s goal is to build a youth resource centre in Penticton and have a youth resource centre in an accessible location where youth can come to get support from counsellors, have a shower and clean up, hang out with friends and the facility will house emergency beds as well.

The centre hopes to provide at-risk youth in the South Okanagan with a safe place to go when they have nowhere else to turn.

The Kickoff Event goes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is set to feature free pool, free food, door prizes and YES youth ambassadors are going to be on hand to provide more information on how to get involved.

The event is also featuring the YES! Youth of the Week winners, who have been showcased on SunFM and in the Penticton Western News for the past 13 weeks. The winners are going to be entered into a draw to win the grand prize, an iPad Mini donated by Sprottshaw College.

The action-packed afternoon will have musical performances from local youth and music from DJ Allan Eggert from Non-Stop Productions.

There will also be a professional pool player on hand to give out free lessons.

For more information about the YES Project visit www.pentictonyouth.ca.

By Mia McBryde & Jessica Broder

Special to the Western News