EPIC's longest running and primary program, Youth Peer is a free after-school program for kids 9-18. Kids are matched with an older university or high school volunteer who tutors and mentors them while at the Centre one day a week throughout the school year.
Parents meet with an EPIC Facilitator one night a week throughout the school year to discuss parenting issues. The emphasis is on improving family relationships, educating oneself on community resources and becoming a resilient parent.
Awards for $500 are given yearly to
to a graduating post-secondary student who has distinguished themselves for outstanding volunteerism beyond course requirements
A facilitated one-night-a-week group for former participants of Youth Peer and other selected youth. The emphasis is on learning from ones mistakes, taking care of each other, and giving back to the community through opportunities for volunteering.
Annual $500 scholarships to graduating students in 3 communities to "Further the Education of a Graduating Student Distinguished by High School Staff for Commitment to Community or Perseverance in Overcoming Obstacles to Advancement"
Partnering with United Way, YMCA and Eskasoni School Board, EPIC is spearheading this project to tackle poverty by providing a variety of educational workshops to 13-18 year olds in order to increase their employability skills and prospects.