1.  Does it cost money?
 
Answer:  Most of our youth programs are free.  If there is a cost to a specific event (e.g. going to the Corn Maze), we do collect money for that.
 
2.  What are the ages for the Programs?
 
Answer: For the most part, our events/programs are for students in Grades 7-12.  However, there may be specific programs or events that are geared towards a certain age, e.g. Growing Deeper series is for Grades 11/12.  For our Bible studies, students in Grade 9 can choose to attend either the Sr. High or Jr. High group or both! 
 
3.  What if I need a ride?
 
Answer:  If transportation to our programs is needed, please e-mail Jenny at jenny_hale@can.salvationarmy.org and we’ll try to figure it out together.  If we go for an outing (e.g. serve at Winnipeg Harvest), rides are usually provided from the church.
 
4.  Who are the volunteers?
 
Answer:  We have a number of dedicated volunteers who support the youth whether helping lead events, driving, teaching, hosting us in their homes and baking for our snacks!  All of our volunteers must go through the following screening to work with our youth:
 
– Criminal Record Check
– Child Abuse Registry Check
– Application to Work with Children and Youth
– Code of conduct
– Armatus Abuse Prevention Training
– Review The Salvation Army’s Abuse Prevention Policy
 
For drivers, they must additionally have a clean Driver’s Abstract
 
The first step to volunteer though is to connect with Jenny.
 
5.  What does student organized mean?
 
Answer:  At Southlands’ Youth, we try to give youth as many opportunities as possible to help plan, organize and lead events, for those who are comfortable with it. 
 
6.  Do I have to be a Christian to attend youth programs?
 
Answer:  Not at all.  We welcome anyone who wants to attend.  We are a church but no one is forced to believe.  If anyone has questions about God or Christianity, we would love to discuss them.
 
For additional questions, please email Jenny at jenny_hale@can.salvationarmy.org