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Helping Youth Begin their Next Chapter with Confidence 


The Youth Transitions Program is a free service for youth ages 11 to 19 who need additional support during transition points in school and life. The program fosters a sense of belonging through one-on-one support and interactive workshops. Through a trauma-informed, goal-oriented, and strengths-based approach, students develop life skills, gain resiliency, cultivate a positive mental well-being, and develop the confidence to reach their fullest potential.  

Program Details:

  • Free for youth ages 11 to 19 who are leading to or at transition points in school 
  • Currently offered to Coquitlam students attending Como Lake Middle School, Hillcrest Middle School, Maple Creek Middle School, and Summit Middle School, and Surrey students attending École Salish Secondary School, City Central Learning Centre and North Surrey Learning Centre.  
  • The program offers two program streams: One-on-one support and workshops. Students can participate in one stream or both streams depending on need and interest. 
  • Flexible support that can be customized based on participants’ needs 

One-on-One Support: 

  • Individualized sessions 
  • Length varies on youths’ needs 
  • Goal-oriented support 


  • Workshops are tailored to the group or individual 
  • Sample topics include: 
    • Self-awareness 
    • Building self-confidence 
    • Identifying values 
    • Developing meaningful and healthy connections 
    • Budgeting 
    • Self-care, health and wellness, hygiene, sexual health 
    • Time management 

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