Supporting community by empowering youth…
The outreach and assistance The Hotspot provides is made possible with the help of Squamish Youth! One of the core goals of The Hotspot is to provide services and share resources with other non profit groups and The Hotspot is very eager to share its most valuable asset: Youth Interns.
Through government funding, The Hotspot hires several youth throughout the year to help to run the public computer lab and community space and provide computer tutoring to the public. As the youth have a lot of time outside of those core duties, it is extremely valuable to utilize that time to engage them in skill building projects that benefit the community.
When a non profit group requests project assistance, they are connected with enthusiastic youth who bring their fresh skills and creativity to the project. The Hotspot’s Youth & Projects Coordinator supports the youth with any training and guidance they require, and facilitates smooth communication and feedback with the group’s representative.
Examples of the project assistance our youth interns provide:
- Event planning
- Creating and distributing promotional materials
- Technical training/tutoring
- Administrative documents
- And more!