Help for Children and Youth
SECC provides a number of programs for children and youth in our community. All programs include opportunities to make friends, volunteer, learn about different cultures, build academic skills, explore the “arts” and participate in sports and rec.
SPARK After School Program
The SPARK After School Program is a community-based after school program for children in grades one through eight living in the Leamington area. Support services include homework help, STEM and creative arts activities, recreation time and nutritious snacks.
SPARK Summer Camp
The SPARK Summer Camp is a community-based day camp for children in grades one through eight that operates during the summer months when the After School Program is suspended for the summer break.
Newcomer Youth Program
The Newcomer Youth Program is a community-based after school program for youth ages 13 to 18, new to Canada and living in the Leamington area.
“Receiving the activity kits makes them feel very special. Thanks for all you do, we really appreciate it!”
In 1973, a group of concerned citizens had a vision to create a community sponsored agency that would address the various needs of the people of South Essex. The vision and efforts of two individuals mobilized the communities of South Essex to create the South Essex Community Council. The leadership of Father G.H. Duchene and JoAnne Fillimore shaped the work of SECC as a collaborative community-based, multi-service agency.