Drop-in starts up again on September 18th and runs the first and third Wednesday of the month from 6.30 until 8.30. You can find us at NSCC Kingstec, 236 Belcher St in Kentville.
Are you new to the Valley Youth Project? Welcome! Details about what to expect are below.
Location: NSCC Kingstec at 236 Belcher Street in Kentville. We meet on the second floor in the cafeteria. There will be posters to guide you.
Who will be there: Drop-in is for 2SLGBTQ and questioning youth, 25 years of age and under. There are always a minimum of two adult facilitators present; we will introduce ourselves and the guidelines for the space near the beginning of the session. Don’t be surprised if there are lots of people; we often get over 30 participants.
Accessibility: There is one all-genders-welcome single stall washroom, and two gendered multi-stall washrooms available to us. The building is wheelchair accessible; there is an elevator for second floor access. Please avoid using heavily scented products prior to or at drop-in.
Food: Free snacks! Typically, a selection of veggies, fruit, granola bars, and cookies. The cafeteria has a filtered water fountain (please bring along your water bottle).
Activities: We have no formal activities. Many folks bring sketchbooks, or make use of our art and colouring supplies. Various board games are available, if that’s your thing. And we also have modelling clay (typically used for unicorn sculpting; see photos on our website or Facebook page.) A facilitated discussion table is a newer addition to drop-in; you can expect a topic relevant to queer and trans folks and a supportive environment.
Resources: We keep a small lending library that requires no membership and is dedicated for use by drop-in participants. Safer sex info, condoms, lube, and pregnancy tests are available and free. We also provide information on a variety of community resources that may be of interest to youth.
Transportation: FREE RIDES for folks in Annapolis, Kings, and Hants Counties. You must book your ride by 3 pm on the Monday before drop-in. See the website for more details.