If you know a young man aged 15–20 living in North Preston who displays or is exposed to two or more of the following risk factors, you could refer him to the Souls Strong Program.
- involved in or risk of involvement with criminal activity
- experiencing violence or neglect
- drug or alcohol abuse
- displaying high level of anti-social behaviours
- high commitment to those involved in criminal activity
- conflict between home and school life
- lack of positive role models
How do I make a referral to Souls Strong?
Fill out an online referral application and a member of the Souls Strong Program will contact you.
How does the Souls Strong Program work?
For the community of North Preston, combining a family and community focus in keeping with African Nova Scotian traditions creates a more effective, whole-systems approach to crime prevention. This combined approach is tailored to meet the specific needs and cultural context of this particular African Canadian community. Souls Strong targets risks in all life domains (individual, peer group, school, family, and community) while working toward increasing protective factors that help youth and families cope and withstand the pressures and rushes associated with criminal-related activity.
Souls Strong connects young men to existing community programs and supports.
Volunteer with the Souls Strong Program
Thinking of volunteering your time to the Souls Strong Program? Fill out the Souls Strong Volunteer Application Form [PDF] and submit it to a Souls Strong staff members at the North Preston Community Centre.
Contact the Souls Strong Program
Program Manager, Souls Strong Program
North Preston Community Centre