Native Youth Learning Centre
The Native Youth Learning Centre is a "hub" for Indigenous youth ages 15-30 years old to access supportive services and referrals to organizations who can help meet specific needs. The NYLC offers a culturally sensitive environment, respecting and appreciating the different paths and backgrounds that Indigenous youth have come from. Our relaxed, social learning setting encourages self-determination, leadership, and increases confidence to continue a lifelong learning process.
Resources are available in 4 key areas: life management skills, assisted computer applications, job search skills, and career development.
- Assisted internet access for job search, homework, research
- Photocopy, fax, phone, resource library
- Career focused workshops
- Community announcements and job postings board
- Referrals to organizations that can help meet individual needs
How to get involved
Indigenous youth ages 15-30 years old can drop by at any time to see what we have to offer. Youth who will benefit most from the NYLC are those who want to learn with and from other Indigenous youth, want to share their knowledge/skills with other Indigenous youth, or are willing to follow basic guidelines to maintain a healthy, positive environment for learning.
The NYLC is located at 1618 East Hastings Street, (within UNYA, across from the Friendship Centre) in East Vancouver. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 1:00pm - 8:00pm.
We welcome volunteer tutors
Our program would greatly benefit from donations of new computers, computer software, and other learning tools.
Depending on the type, size and value of the donation, UNYA may be able to provide a tax receipt. Please call the Program Manager at 604-254-7732 to discuss your possible donation.
Contact us today
1618 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V5L 1S6