Programming for youth is an important part of many community organizations’ mandates and structure. The Spence Neighbourhood Association (SNA), a community organization serving the inner-city community of Winnipeg’s Spence neighbourhood, provides a program for female-identified youth called Girls Night.
This report examines the research on youth development and programming for female immigrant youth, and identifies the outcomes of Girls Night from the perspectives of the program participants. These outcomes are analyzed in terms of their relation to Spence Neighbourhood Association’s Five Year Plan, and Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Mission, as well as the academic literature. To achieve this, an overview of Girls Night, the Spence Neighbourhood Association’s Five Year Plan, and the IRCC’s Mission are presented first. Next, the report incorporates a Literature Review which examines the specific demographic which is served by Girls Night, Youth Development, female youth programs and newcomer youth programs. The final section is the Program Evaluation, including the research questions, methods, research findings and discussion.