In 2019, SPARC launched an initiative to Paint the Town Positive (PTTP) with local community youth. It was a great success and since then, we have continued to engage youth in the initiative and promoted youth led activities. Through involvement with PTTP, youth have opportunities to build resilience, experience a sense of belonging and community. These are important elements to build healthy, resilient, caring individuals. PTTP helps local kids grow up great!
During the pandemic, we created school-based, mini Paint the Town Positive groups. Thanks to the support of Red Deer schools, we had a successful pilot project and we are excited to roll this out again this year!
“Community Values Youth” is one of the 40 Developmental Assets, which youth rate low as one of the assets they possess (across North America). By engaging youth in our community, and having them viewed positively by our community, this creates an atmosphere where youth arevalued and feel valued.
THANK YOU to the following schools for participating in our Paint the Town Positive Initiatives:
Central Middle School
Ecole Camille J. Lerouge School
Eastview Middle School
Escuela Vista Grande School
St. Teresa of Avila School
St. Joseph High School
Westpark Middle School
We know it takes a village! Thanks for being part of ours!