December 8, 2022
The Sk’ai Zeh Yah Youth Centre has received a donation of $15,000 from Prince George Ford, which will go towards assisting the youth and young adults who access the centre.
Sk’ai Zeh Yah is a drop-in youth centre operated by Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) in downtown Prince George serving youth ages 18 to 29. The centre is open to youth in need from all walks of life while also providing culturally safe wrap-around supports for at-risk youth and young adults. Sk’ai Zeh Yah recently celebrated its second-year anniversary on November 20th – also known as “National Child Day.”
Amy Merritt, Director of Youth Services, says that Sk’ai Zeh Yah helps fill in an area of service that is lacking for young adults. “A lot of the youth who access the centre are aged out of care, and they don’t have anywhere to go. There’s so much judgment on these kids, but really – they’re survivors. Our goal is to change the perception of these kids and the good that they are all capable of doing.”
Chris Wall, General Manager of Prince George Ford, said that it was a collective decision to donate to Sk’ai Zeh Yah. “We do a charitable initiative every year, and we select programs in the community to support and give back. Our team wanted to give to this great organization.” After receiving a tour of Sk’ai Zeh Yah, Wall said he was surprised to see how much good work was being done. “I had no idea how big of an impact [Sk’ai Zeh Yah] was making, how big it is, all the services that are provided. It puts a smile on your face.”
The $15,000 donation will be used towards improving amenities in the drop-in centre for the youths that need a safe and warm space, as well as winter supplies such as blankets, socks, and coats.
Contact Person: CSFS Communications: 778-349-1676
Last modified: Friday 12-Jun-20 15:43:45 PDT