Reach. Build. Activate.
In 2008, KAOS Repossession Company designed an initiative to engage high risk and homeless youth in Fort McMurray. Sixteen university students from all over Ontario came to help implement an outreach and intervention strategy to connect the youth with the needed supports of the community in Fort McMurray. In partnership with the Justin Slade Youth Foundation, the initiative’s home-base was centered around the Dugout Coffee House downtown. The volunteers held skateboard camps, taught music lessons, hosted drum circles and cooked and served food to the local youth. They also helped people to identify available social services and to break down the barriers of housing and security issues. They worked hard to bring good to life and the RCMP noted that the downtown youth crime dropped significantly that summer.