CREATING A BETTER FUTURE FOR CAPE BRETON’S YOUTH

WE ELEVATE

…the dreams and goals of our children and youth by demonstrating that a different future is within their reach.

WE MENTOR

…our youth through healthy relationships and demonstrate healthy lifestyles while encouraging healthy choices.

WE INCLUDE

…all youth from infant through to young adults and facilitate the discovery, refinement and pursuit of unique interests and gifts.

OUR MISSION

Undercurrent Youth Society exists to inspire hope into the lives of children and youth in Glace Bay, New Waterford and the surrounding areas of the CBRM.

Undercurrent’s mandate is to create the conditions wherein every child and youth within our reach will have every opportunity to live in freedom from poverty, addiction, and hopelessness so they can reach their full potential.

OUR VISION

Achieving the mission means we need to begin to break intergenerational cycles of poverty, trauma, and addictions that have come to characterize the lives of many in our communities.

OUR TEAM

Meet the people who serve at Undercurrent

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Trevor DenHartogh

Interim Executive Director

Trevor and his family moved to Cape Breton to become part of the Undercurrent Team. They come with a wealth of experience and will be giving oversight to Undercurrent Youth Society.

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Megan Syms

Director of Preventive Programming

Hey everyone, I’m Meg. I am a mom of three handsome boys, and love to spend all my time working with the children and youth in our community and raising my children. I recently went back to school and completed a diploma in Addiction and Community Services and fulfilled my placement by working at Undercurrent Youth Centre in Glace Bay.

I was hired in August 2022 and have been Program Coordinator since. I have facilitated many programs such as art, basketball, life skills, youth hang outs, and much more! I LOVE every minute of it!

My passion is making relationships with the youth that attend our centres and being a safe and supportive person for them to go to. I am excited to see what this adventure brings and to work within such an amazing community!