Aspiral Youth Partners is a Charitable organization located in Salmon Arm British Columbia and serving the Shuswap area. Although the official term for our registration is “Not for Profit”, it only speaks to what we are not. We exist for the benefit of the community.
We work hard to generate revenue through some of our activities which we can then invest in our work with youth and community. It gets a bit confusing at times but with a combination of contracts with various governments, grants and donations (see that big button on the right? You can make a donation right there.) along with our social enterprize work we are able to ensure the work we do fits the needs of our community.
Our work is in two areas;
- Operating a Community Centres, the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre, 451 Shuswap St. SW Salmon Arm
- Social Programs for Youth which consist of both contracted youth programs and programs we have developed including the “Outer Limits Youth Programs” and our summer program, “Party in the Park” We also host and support Jumpstart and Kidsport to connect more kids with activities through subsidizing registrations and some activity costs where this is a barrier to becoming involved in activities.
We are here to connect resources and supports for young people in our community.
All young people struggle as they grow, some more than others. Some face some very difficult realities. Our work focuses both on supporting young people to be able to engage in successful ways within the community and to work with the community to better support and engage with young people.
For those who need a little bit of inspiration check out this Ted Talks – Kid President