Sunnydale Connect




 

ABOUT
Sunnydale Connect is an intentional youth community based out of North Waterloo. Our youth come from Waterloo, Collegiate, Bluevale, Sir John A, MacGregor and other high schools in the region. Together we discover what it means to belong and thrive in a safe community while gaining opportunities to develop as leaders and give back to our society.

 

VISION
“Sunnydale Connect is an intentional youth community that fosters personal growth and instills self-worth by creating a caring, inclusive, and safe place for youth in North-West Waterloo. Its purpose is to inspire hope, encourage healthy relationships, and provide opportunities for youth to become engaged, thriving, and contributing members

 

OUR VALUES

Risk-taking/Hope

We believe that our current situation doesn’t define our future success; supported by mentors and peers, we challenge ourselves to venture beyond our comfort zones to discover new possibilities and create new horizons.


Respect

We center our community on the belief that others should be treated in a way that demonstrates an appreciation of their value.


Self-Discipline

We model the value that developing order, self-control, discipline and purposeful direction in one’s life provides a framework for achieving goals and reaching dream


Trust

We seek to believe and have confidence in each other and in ourselves, recognizing that trust is the cornerstone of all relationships, partnerships, community and life.


Kindness

We create a safe space that emphasizes the importance of generosity, empathy, compassion, joy, and selflessness in growing personally and building community.

 

PROJECT BREAKTHROUGH

ABOUT
Breakthrough aims to end the cycle of poverty by supporting youth as they transition from high school to whatever comes next. We provide youth with a safe space to dream, tangible learning experiences, mentors to guide them, and opportunities to give back to their community. This helps youth dream up, plan and actually walk into a brighter future. Breakthrough is designed for all interested youth in the North Waterloo area, preferably grade 10 and up. Funded by the Laidlaw Foundation.

PARTICIPANTS WILL GRADUATE FROM THE PROJECT WITH:

  1. A Transition Plan from high school to whatever is next
  2. Greater understanding of resources available as they move into adulthood. (funding, job training, etc.)
  3. The experience of being mentored
  4. Access to immediate assistance to assist with challenges and obstacles: tutoring, post-secondary school pursuits
  5. Practical teaching in areas such as budgeting, job search, resume design, stress management, interview skills
  6. Guidance in establishing a healthy physical, mental, social lifestyle


Interested in volunteering as a mentor or leader in Connect or Breakthrough? Reach!

 

OUR STORIES

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End of Year BBQ 2017

  • On: June 6, 2017
  • By: Scilla

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Are We Making a Difference?

  • On: July 12, 2016
  • By: LCA

Many times I catch myself wondering: “Are we really making a differe ...

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Meet our Guys

  • On: December 23, 2014
  • By: Scilla

Blue and white… they insisted; ‘Ice colours’ they said, ‘i ...

Check out the next 8-week session’s events below:

Oct
26
Thu
Mentor/Mentee Planning Party @ Life Change Adventures
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Get together with your mentor and come up with a Transition Plan at  a fun Planning Party

Leaders: Scilla

Nov
2
Thu
Family Potluck @ To Be Decided
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Invite your whole family to a Connect hosted potluck dinner

Leaders: Emmanuel, Luke, April

Nov
9
Thu
‘Adulting’ Workshop @ Life Change Adventures
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn a tool that will help you navigate life after high school

Leaders: Heather W

Nov
16
Thu
Girls / Guys Night Pt 2 @ To Be Decided
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

You choose what to do for this week’s girls and guys night!

Leaders: Keia, Katelyn, Mohammed

Nov
23
Thu
Dreams Station @ To Be Decided
Nov 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Discover career opportunities in a fun interactive way!

Leaders: Megan, Emmanuel, Katelynn, Scilla

Nov
30
Thu
Fundraiser: Multicultural Restaurant @ To Be Decided
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Giving back to our community by hosting a multicultural restaurant fundraiser event! Tables available for purchase.

Leaders: Nizar and Meeting House team