Firehall Fact #6: It’s all about the youth

Did you know the Firehall runs a Youth Training Program? Yep, since 2010.

The program began as a pilot project in the creative sector through Bladerunners, an organization working to provide basic    employment training and skills for at-risk youth to enter the workforce.

Since its inception, the Training Program at the Firehall has had three intakes and a total of 13 interns have passed through.  A number have gone on to complete their GEDs, attend post-secondary institutions, and one, our very own Alex Danard, became our Box Office and Volunteer Coordinator!
Last week saw the fourth group start, and we’re very excited to introduce you!

This is Justina, Victoria, Tia and Nicholas. And Mitch.

Say hi you guys!

This lovely group will be with us until July, learning the ropes of what it takes to work in an arts organization.  They’ll get training in Front of House, Bartending, Box Office, Marketing and Outreach and Production.


Artist’s rendering. Not really what Mitch looks like

When you see them, say hi, they’re pretty cool.  Look for future entries from them on the blog when they regale you with tales of their experiences at the Firehall!

Donate to the Firehall for our $30 for 30 Campaign through Canada Helps or through our website!


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