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North Peace Youth Support Association

IGNITE NYPSA programs are designed to empower young people to succeed. We offer programs in technology, music, art and life skills that allow youth to develop resiliency and self-esteem in a supportive, fun and inclusive environment. The North Peace Youth Support Association (NPYSA) began in 1993 as a youth driven collective, seeking an alternative to drugs and alcohol in the area. They canvassed Town of Fairview and M.D. Councils, receiving some support for the initiative. Over time, the community realized that having a safe and constructive space for youth to gather was important. Significantly, they were offered space in the Fairview Provincial Building, where they have resided ever since (thank you Ministry of Infrastructure!). This has allowed all programming and supplies to be provided free of charge to all participants. Since the beginning, NPYSA has had a few different names, The Link, IT Youth Centre and now Ignite, but we have continued to offer fun, free after school and evening programming for youth aged 11 - 18.

Type(s) of Youth Work

Out of School Time / Out of School Programming

Age Group(s) Supported

10 - 12 years old, 13 - 15 years old, 16 - 18 years old