Hey there! So you’re interested in getting to know what’s going on with Youth Unlimited in Peterborough? You are in the right place!
Youth Unlimited in Peterborough offers a number of programs for youth between the ages of 8 – 24. We have several mainstay programs, and are constantly evolving as we respond to current needs and trends in youth culture. We operate primarily out of our main building at The Bridge Youth Centre on 256 Brock Street, as well as offering some programs off site, in schools and run day trips/ summer camps throughout the summer.
At the Bridge, we are all about creating a safe space based on respect in community with one another. We are a faith-based organization operating under Christian principles, and welcome anyone who walks through our doors.
Vision / Mission
1990 - Keven James
2000 – The Bridge receives a notice of non-renewal of lease. The building owners wanted to use the location for restaurant space. The Bridge Youth Centre rents office space in the Charlotte Mews as the staff and volunteers don bright yellow shirts and take to the streets to meet with youth in coffee shops and parks. Thus The “virtual” Bridge is born.
2002 Onward – The Peterborough Youth For Christ Board of Directors find a new building to make their home. Located at 256 Brock St, on the corners of Brock and Bethune. This building would go on to become a sanctuary to youth and families throughout the years. Programs would grow and change and adapt to the changing culture; but the heart of the organization would remain constant.
Throughout the years...
Youth Unlimited has reached kids through drop-in nights, arts programs, in school support, Impact groups, hip-hop nights, concerts, after school programs, movie nights, jail visits, media nights, photography studios, summer programs, outings and events, mentoring, workshops, young families programs, guys groups, girls groups, cooking programs, one-to-one outreach, and on and on!
In addition to our own programming, we seek to serve the youth through partnerships hosted within The Bridge Youth Centre or outside of it’s doors. Some of these have been STRIVE, CAS, New Leaf, YWCA Gambling Awareness, City of Peterborough Junior Achievement, Park Place for Youth, The John Howard Society, YES Family Shelter, The Brock Mission, DYS and more.