The Eagle’s Nest is a youth program located in the heart of Winnipeg in the St. John’s Leisure Centre at 601 Aikens Street.
Eagle’s Nest provides opportunities for personal and professional development to 75 Aboriginal Youth aged 15-30 in a 12-month period. The program and staff provide assistance to Aboriginal youth who are out-of-school and unemployed. The goal is to provide youth with the proper support and guidance for them to return to the education system, enrol in training opportunities, or obtain employment.
- Participate in traditional ceremonies;
- Receive their CPR / First Aid Certification;
- Receive their Level 1 Food Handlers Certification;
- Access resume & cover letter development support;
- Attend community workshops and presentations;
- and Participate in weekly recreational outings to City of Winnipeg facilities.
The Eagle’s Nest participants also have the opportunity to improve their personal development skills, as well as create and maintain new friendships.
The Eagle’s Nest program addresses the issue of safety for youth as the environment consists of positive peer supports, access to a multitude of resources, opportunities for skill development, and supervision from caring and dedicated Aboriginal staff.
Since its inception in fall of 2008, the Eagle’s Nest program has maintained a far superior success rate to other programs of its kind.