NWT high school politics class secures $40K for youth centre 

January 9, 2019

After months of work, a high school politics class at the Deh Gáh Elementary and Secondary School has secured $40K for a youth centre in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories. A curling club’s lounge will be transformed into a youth centre that will provide a safe space for kids during the evenings and weekends. The youth hope to host movie and board game nights, involve elders to offer traditional skills, and set up a full kitchen. “A lot of the time what I end up seeing late at night [is] kids walking around in the park, when it's like below 30, to get away from their home life,” said high school student Nyssa McKenzie. “I have a little brother. He's one year old and I want him to be safe while growing up.” CBC (NWT)