Inner-city teens who rely on West Broadway Youth Outreach (WBYO) will have access to a brand new space beginning today.
The new centre at 561 Broadway Avenue will be home to WBYO’s teen programs, including gender empowerment programs for boys and girls ages 10-15+, as well as Dreams, a career mentorship program for youth ages nine and up.
“We can see over 100 kids per day,” WBYO Director Ken Opaleke said. “Our current space just can’t hold them all. We are positively bursting at the seams. With this new space, we can give our teens a place of their own. Space to breathe.”
The centre has been operating for the past 24 years to provide free after-school and summer programs for youth.
The public is invited out to the ribbon cutting tonight at 5 p.m. Festivities will run until 11 p.m.