Weston Frontlines Centre (Frontlines) is a youth centre located in Weston, part of York-South Weston- one of the poorest ridings in Ontario, just not Toronto. Frontlines seeks to address the pressing needs of children and youth of Weston through a variety of programs. Our programs and services range from homework clubs to employment programs; all in a quest to make the lives of our participants better and; the community safer. Here are a list of our programs 1. Homework Club - One on one academic support for children and youth 2. So You Think You Can Cook – Cooking programs 3. The Journey - Personal development guest speaker series 4. TGIF Drop-Ins - Drop in Friday program 5. Gem Dolls Mentorship program – Youth led mentorship program for girls 6. Don’t Front Boys mentoring program - Staff led mentorship program for boys 7. Leaders in Training - Youth 13-18 obtain leadership skills and obtain volunteer hours through developing and supporting programming at Frontlines 8. Guitar Hero - A music program for youth 13-17 9. Fitness and Wellness Workshops in conjunction with the SelfLove Youth Wellness Empowerment Group for youth 13-17 10. Summer, March and New Year Camps 11. Catering Careers/Frontburners Youth Kitchen- An 8-week, culinary skills training and employment program for youth ages 18-29, in which trainees prepare meals for younger youth in our afterschool programs. They also cater (www.frontlines.to/catering). We also connect youth 18-29 with Smart Serve, food handling certification and with employment opportunities
Started as a drop-in centre that focused primarily on music, Frontlines has grown by offering a variety of programs to hundreds of children and youth from Weston and surrounding neighborhoods . At Frontlines, we value each and every child, youth, parent, staff, volunteers, donors and all other stakeholders. We believe in community and stay true to our core guiding principles.