02 June 2011|
Ambrose Hamilton, as a youth worker sees great change with regards to the problems on Montclair Fielding. A few years ago there were a lot of young people chilling on this corner while smoking or drinking, whereas, today he sees a big difference there. First and foremost there are less youth hanging out on this street corner as most of them are back in school or have a job, but there is also a more positive vibe as a whole.
Over the course of the past four years, Ambrose has tried his best to meet and talk with the young people from the neighbourhood about the impact of loitering and how it affects the even younger generation. Most agree that it is a vicious cycle that has been passed around from generation to generation, primarily attributed to the lack of places and resources to turn to, and the many different cultures and backgrounds. He believes that there are limited places and resources for the youth.With the help of Prevention CDN-NDG Ambrose created and runs a teen drop-in program at the Walkley Centre which has become a resounding success!