Funding cut to vital youth programs in town of Houston, B.C.

A recent article in The Tyee highlights the critical need for funding of youth programs in the town of Houston, British Columbia.

The Dze L' K'ant Friendship Centre in Houston runs the Teen Empowerment through Awareness Movement (TEAM) Program for youth ages 13 to 18. But TEAM's funding runs out March 31, and the Youth Empowerment Program, another Houston organization, will close doors in June when its funds dry up, too. The nearest youth support available after that will be in Smithers, a 45-minute drive away.