Pre-Teens, Teens & Young Adults

*NOTICE* Dawson’s programming is temporarily suspended as of March 13th, 2020 until further notice due to the covid-19 crisis.

The Dawson Teens Program offers drop-in and structured activities for youth aged 13-17 years. In a safe, supportive and positive environment, teens are given the opportunity to increase their physical skills, gain a sense of identity and purpose. Teens are encouraged to be responsible participants, both within the program and the community. Respect, responsibility and positive attitude are strongly enforced. As members, teens can choose to participate in a variety of activities offered in the four program areas: sports, recreation, leadership and prevention.

Teens Membership Fee:
$15.00 /YEAR

Program/Activity Fees:
There are additional fees for special events and activities.  Call the centre for more details.

Program Activity Schedule: Activity Schedule 2019-2020

Education program runs from: 4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
EVENING DROP-IN Open to all youth members

Monday       6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday       6:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday   6:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday     6:00p.m. –  9:00 p.m.
Friday          6:00p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Young Adult program

Tuesday       9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.    Recreation/Social
Thursday     9:00 p.m. –  11:00 p.m.   Recreation/Social



  • Friday nights from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Open to grade 5-6 students.
  • activities offered: art, computers, gym, games room and specialized activities.

Youth Council

  • Join a group of youth members who help create and participate in special programs and activities.
  • Volunteer within the community and other Dawson Program.

Counselor in Training

  • Summer only, for youth 16-17 years old.
  • apply to be part of our summer day camp staff.
  • Looking for responsible leaders to be a positive roll model for younger children.

Young Adult program

Offers open gym basketball for 18 to 30 year old.

Specialty programs

  • Teen Program offers a large variety of activities during program HRS; creative arts, prevention groups, nutrition programs, self-defense, open gym, sports team, computer game room(pool table, ping pong, video game, movies and more), board games, ped day activities and much more.
  • night activities are subject to change.
  • some activities offered are seasonal

Raise the Grade program (BGCC)

Supported by RBC, Raise the Grade is a comprehensive, tech-based education program that provides digital skills, mentorship, and educational support to high school students who might not have access to these opportunities.

LEAD UP program (BGCC)

The objective of the Lead UP project is to provide youth, especially those identifying with underrepresented groups, with opportunities to engage in service and volunteering initiatives that will address community needs and allow youth to develop life and employment skills as well as self-confidence and leadership abilities.

Respect2Connect program (BGCC)

The overall goal of this program is to help youth develop and sustain healthy relationships. The program is rooted in the belief that everyone has a basic human right to healthy, positive and respectful relationships. The program will take a positive, strengths-based perspective, to build on personal attributes and character traits that help youth navigate healthy relationships of all kinds.

Torch Club program (BGCC)

Torch Clubs help young people (10–13 years old) make a successful transition into late adolescence by fostering positive self-esteem and personal growth, and by building listening, speaking and leadership skills.

Career Launch program (BGCC)

It’s a job-readiness and career-preparation program for Boys & Girls Club youth aged 13 to 18 years. It offers a variety of activities to hone teens’ decision-making, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. This comprehensive program introduces young people to the world of work and provides the tools they need to prepare for a future career.

Let’s Talk Digital program (BGCC)                                                                          

Let’s Talk Digital is a non-partisan initiative aiming to engage youth in a series of activities on digital citizenship. The aim of the program is to help youth build
their critical thinking skills and capacity to critically assess online reporting and digital media.

NAOS Jeunesse

Through a dynamic, participatory and varied approach, the Creativity in Action initiative for girls is based on knowledge and self-esteem that includes a series of thematic workshops consisting of exchanges, reflections, artistic expression and person development.

For more information please contact : Darley Polony
Phone: 514-767-9967 ext 227