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About us!

Communities Building Youth Futures: Grande Prairie was founded in 2020 with the mission of creating youth driven initiatives to help combat systemic barriers that are preventing our youth from graduating and pursing post secondary education, trades training or entering into the work force. 

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Jackie!

My name is Jackie (she/her).  I was a youth who could have very easily ended up "on the wrong path" in life. But I had a lot of people who cared, and a lot of things went right for me. I got lucky. I do not think that luck should be a factor that determines one's success and ability to thrive in the world. CBYF allows me to affect change so that all youth, regardless of background or luck, have an equal chance of finishing school and chasing the career and life of their dreams. 

I have a BA in Physical Education from the University of Alberta as well as an MA in Sport and Recreation Studies from the University of New Brunswick. I also hold a diploma in University Teaching, and I am a Certified Coach Practitioner (Life Coach). 

    WHO WE ARE!

    We are a new initiative in Grande Prairie that is supported by the Tamarack Institute and the Government of Canada to connect with youth to help break down some of the systemic barriers that are preventing them from graduating. 

    CHILL WITH US!

    Interested in having our team come hang out with you, your students, group or program? 

    Just let us know and we'll be there! 

    GET INVOLVED

    Would you like to connect with use for roundtables, initiatives or feedback? We would love to hear from you! You can contact Jackie directly at jackie@johnhoward.ca with questions.