Junior Hockey Mentorship Program
A very important portfolio of the Odd Squad is the Junior Hockey Mentorship Program. Since 1997 we have been working together with several Junior Hockey teams and the respective police education programs, to share valuable information on the perils of drugs, substance abuse, gangs, and other community issues.
We would like to invite your team and local police service to join forces to create a program, specially designed to suit the needs of your community. Your program should include 4-6 team leaders, hand-selected by the coaching and management staff of your team that are willing to engage their peers.
Your Experience Will Include
- Lectures from leaders in the field of dangerous drugs and gang activity.
- Practical field exercises in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
- The Odd Squad will prepare players to mentor youth in their communities.
- The Odd Squad will provide a presentation template that’s designed specifically for your program.
- Reservation assistance with your stay in Vancouver, B.C.
Arrange to raise the required financial sponsorship in order to effectively fund your program. The Odd Squad charitable foundation is requesting a $1000 cash donation to assist with office overhead in Vancouver. (Charitable Receipt Will Be Issued).
In partnership with your local police and sponsors, commit to follow through in your commitment to educate youth in your community.
We operate a 7500 square foot facility, located in the heart of Burnaby BC; including a classroom with 4K projection and surround sound allowing us to deliver our cutting edge, audio visual presentations and a sprung floor for our physical literacy component with Police Judo. We rely on private and corporate donations to keep our facility up and running throughout the year.
High School Peer-to-Peer Programs
The Odd Squad High School Education program has been working to assist youth about choosing to live healthy, drug free lives through pro-social messaging by their peers. Participants of this program attend a one or two day training program with Odd Squad members.
Program Includes Presentations On
- Quality control
- How a drug-involved lifestyle and violence are often linked
- Why some people use substances
- Coaching strategies to teach their peers to avoid starting
- Addiction Treatment Overview The Value of Healthy Activities
After the training sessions with Subject Matter Experts, youth are escorted onto the street to link what they were taught in the classroom with real life. They speak with addicts who are battling serious addiction issue. The addicts are more than willing to share their advice to help reinforce the message of avoidance of drug use, especially at a young age. Youth are encouraged to create their own presentations, specific to the drug problems in their community. Youth mentorship is helping Odd Squad better connect with the younger generation. This programming can be tailored for youth groups from First Nations communities, and communities outside the Lower Mainland of B.C.
Once the day has been completed, each of the youth is provided a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation to assist in the delivery of their messaging to the grades sixes and sevens in their communities.
Youth from North and West Vancouver, Port Moody, Coquitlam and Yellowknife have taken this clinic and delivered it in their school districts.
Who is this for
Grade 10 and 11 students who are interested in public speaking and are willing to be mentors for their peers.