ESTEVAN - The Estevan Public Youth Centre (EPYC) has announced that it will be moving into a location of its own soon.
EPYC has been running their programming out of existing facilities at the Estevan Leisure Centre since October 2021, which had been part of their initial growth strategy.
“Finding a location is a goal we have been working on for a long time,” said EPYC executive director Juli Dzuba. “Having a space of our own will give us a chance to build a solid foundation and bring to life the vision of EPYC.”
EPYC is set to run programming out of their new location at 1104 Sixth Street, starting March 4. The initial weekend will include an open drop-in night on March 4 and a craft night, making fidget worms, the following day.
An official open house is scheduled to come later.
There are still future goals that EPYC hopes to reach.
“As a new non-profit, our current goal is to acquire grant funding to help renovate our new location,” said Dzuba. “We also want input from the youth in our community regarding how they want the space to look.”
Currently, EPYC offers programming for youth in grades 7-12 and is open on Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Having a new location allows for EPYC to expand programming and offer after school drop-in from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday as well.
A full calendar of the new schedule can be found on EPYC’s website and social media pages.
Additionally, volunteers are also needed at EPYC. There are great options for adults and youths to volunteer which include supervision and mentorship opportunities. Volunteers are a welcomed asset for EPYC as they grow and establish their new location.
EPYC’s vision is to help youth collectively discover and grow in their passion, purpose and potential. If you would like to be involved with EPYC through partnership, volunteering or sponsorship, you can find more information on their website at www.theepyc.ca.