redirecting youth

About this program

RYTE offers at-risk youth ages 14-24 the opportunity to engage in activities that promote the development of pro-social skills and facilitate peer and community connections. Both our one-on-one support and group programming help connect youth to resources and pro-social activities within their school and community.

This program really help me to believe in myself! You can, too!Anonymous client

Youth face risks…

Visible minority youth, including newcomers, often face an increased risk of ‘falling through the cracks’ as they may struggle with challenges such as a loss of identity, discrimination, social isolation, bullying, unhealthy family relationships and language barriers. These challenges may lead youth to engage in risky behaviours such as dropping out of school, abusing drugs and alcohol, engaging in illegal activities or being recruited into gangs.

The good news is that youth are more likely to make healthy choices when they:

  • Connect with their peers
  • Engage with the community
  • Develop pro-social skills
  • Participate in positive activities

This project is supported through a contribution from the Civil Forfeiture Office in partnership with Victim Services and Crime Prevention Division, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Province of British Columbia as well as RBC Royal Bank.  Government-of-BC