McMaster Children and Youth University in the City

On Saturday, McMaster Children and Youth University in the City will make its first off-campus stop in the McQuesten neighbourhood, when undergraduate and graduate students from a range of faculties, departments and programs including Engineering, Science, Kinesiology, English and others will be hosting workshops for registered participants.

The program runs Saturday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Helen’s Community Centre, 785 Britannia Ave.

The idea of the new venture is similar to that of the main program, but with greater hands-on participation and much easier access to all parts of the city, particularly those that may have lower participation rates in post-secondary education.

The theme for this year’s MCYU in the City — developed in consultation with McQuesten’s youth and neighbourhood planning committee — is Health and Sustainability. The facilitators have created five different interactive workshops on a number of topics grounded in Health and Sustainability.

The event is targeted to students in grades six, seven, and eight but open to all youth and their families.