Gesher for Teens

For teens with diverse abilities: out-trips, volunteering and community connections within a supportive environment. Eligible for Autism Funding.
Tuesday 4:00-5:30pm
Sep 13- Dec 13 (11 Classes)  Register
M $187.00 / R $209.00 F1802FP

Preemployment Program for At-Risk Youth

Ages 13-17 within an Inclusive Supportive Modality (PRISM)

The purpose of this program, rooted in a strengths-based approach, is to provide meaningful learning opportunities for youth interested in Jewish community service and Jewish communal life.

The program will include exposure to:

  • Adult education and lifelong learning
  • Arts, culture and entertainment
  • Business, management and administration
  • Community leadership (children and youth)
  • Communications
  • Community engagement
  • Customer service
  • Human services, social services and outreach
  • Library services
  • Recreation, fitness and wellness
  • Social enterprise

Through group work, workshops with seasoned community professionals and one-on-one consultations with a vocational counselor, PPRISM will introduce youth to the world of work.


  • Discover aptitude for community service
  • Develop network of support
  • Improve employability
  • Gain a paid work experience
  • Receive life, self and leadership skills training

Intake and referrals accepted until November 4.
For more informatin and eligibility requirements contact Leamore Cohen, JCC Inclusion Services Coordinator or Tel. 604.638.7288 ext. 335

Accommodations & accessibility supports available upon request.

Inclusion Services is grateful to the Diamond Foundation for their generous support.