Youth Programs

Community based programs for youth aim to provide a full range of programs and services for young people to attach to sustainable emloyment, career and skills development and further education. Programs may include essential and life skills development, mentorship, technical skills training that empower youth to make successful transitions in their lives.

Homework Haven

Free homework tutoring to children living in our 5 member centre neighbourhoods. 

YES! (Youth Education Support) Program

EASY-E: Enhancing and Supporting Youth Education by providing staffing and supports for YES! (Youth Educational Support) Program: This program’s goal is increasing high school completion rates for youth in low income neighbourhoods.

This mentoring, encouragement and enhancement program will focus on targeting youth in grades 6 and up to support them in school and provide opportunities to enhance their educational and learning experiences.

Target Clients: 


Two Roads Career Program

Target Clients:
-People with barriers to employment/education who are interested in pursuing
career and/or academic goals.  Must be 16 years of age or older. 
-On or at risk of excessing Income Support

Outreach workers are available to meet with clients individually to identify goals and assess for eligibility for Murphy Centre and other community programs/services.  Also responsible for promotion and community development.

  • Ongoing central intake


The LAUNCH Youth Pre-Employment Group is a pilot career development program for youth ages 16-24 that focusses on basic employment readiness and life skills enhancement.

Twelve young people will be given the opportunity to participate in a 4 week pre-employment, skills enhancement training program that will include a variety of workshops.

Participants will receive a stipend of $20/day for 3 days a week. Eligible candidates must be between the ages of 16-24 and must be out of school for 6 months.

Target Clients: 

Youth between the ages of 16-24 who have barriers to employment and education.

Youth Works Well

Youth Works Well is a Skills Link project for youth between the ages of 18 and 30 which helps participants develop employability skills and gain the experience they need to make informed career decisions, find a job, and/or return to school.
The program offers a paid pre-employment phase in which participants gain free workshops and certifications, essential skills training, job search skills and job maintenance training. Participants are expected to attend all sessions for 30 hours per week.

John Howard Society C-STEP Program

Operated by the John Howard Society of Newfoundland and Labrador since 1984, the C-STEP program provides a range of services to offenders and ex-offenders in the St. John’s area who need support to make changes in their lifestyle and in their approach to everyday situations.

This community-based, not-for-profit program utilizes a variety of group and individual training approaches, as well as follow-up services. These client-specific interventions aim to provide participants with essential skills necessary for successful community living.


Target Clients: 

Individuals 18 years and over who have had a criminal history.

Youth Are Working

Youth are Working is a Skills Link project funded by Service Canada which provides exposure to life and employment related skills, practical work experience, and continuous learning opportunities. Using both group work and an individualized approach to personal and career development, program staff assist youth in developing their employment portfolio with the goal of preparing them for the realities of the workplace and the expectations of today's employers.

Target Clients: 

Youth Ages 12-30

Employment for Immigrant Youth

AXIS Career Services provides opportunities for newcomers attending high school to gain work experience and exposure to Canadian workplace culture. Through summer jobs youth can develop the skills they need to participate and succeed in the job market, and subsequently contribute to their community. AXIS also organizes seminars and workshops for immigrant youth interested in summer employment. 

Target Clients: 

Immigrants and refugees

Outreach & Youth Engagement

To provide as many options for support and ways for youth to get involved as possible - so that the ability to participate in positive programming and connect with staff is available to everyone, no matter what their life circumstance may be at the time. Staff work with youth to help youth identify the steps to achieve those goals and guide them through the process of getting connected to the appropriate services.

Target Clients: 

Youth living on the street in need of support.

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