Transitioning into high school can be a very difficult time for youth. It’s critical that youth develop the skills and coping mechanisms to carry them through this tumultuous time so that they will have a better chance of completing high school.

The YMCA Alternative Suspension program is a preventative program that provides immediate support for students who have been identified as being at risk of being suspended or expelled from high school.

In partnership with the Abbotsford, Surrey and Coquitlam School Districts, the YMCA Alternative Suspension program supports students at YMCA locations through structured programming that increases their personal growth, motivation, self-awareness, academic performance and social consciousness.  The individualized, non-judgmental approach enables students to examine their attitudes toward school and identify what motivates them. It helps them develop tools and social skills for success at school.

To learn more about how you can donate to support YMCA Alternative Suspension, contact:

Cathryn France
604.622.4964
cathryn.france@gv.ymca.ca