Youth Programs

Babysitting Course

Babysitting is a job with significant responsibility. The Babysitting Course helps prospective babysitters learn the necessary skills to provide care to children in a variety of situations. The course emphasizes safety rules, responding to emergencies, and developing leadership skills. For full details, click here.

Location: Reid Community Centre (Youth Centre)
Date: Sunday, October 15th (9am to 4pm)
Ages: 11-15
Price: $60



  • Mount Pearl residents: Tuesday, September 19th at 9am
  • Non-residents: Thursday, September 21st at 9am


  • Register online here
  • Visit the Summit Centre

Youth Drop-In Centre

The City of Mount Pearl is proud to provide our young residents space located in the Reid Community Centre and the Gloria Pearson Community Centre. These spaces include a place to hang out with friends, play some games, take advantage of time in our gymnasiums, and participate in a diverse array of programs offered by the Youth Services Team. Like all City of Mount Pearl facilities, we celebrate diversity and inclusion at these centers and encourage young people to take advantage of this free space offered to them.

Programs are designed for youth 13 to 18 years of age. Enjoy hanging with friends and peers in a safe and fun environment.

Reid Community Centre (126 Smallwood Drive)

Attached to the Summit Centre. Enter and Exit using the Youth Centre entrance via the door facing the Mount Pearl Library.

Drop-in Youth Centre HoursSunday to Thursday (2:00pm to 9:00pm)Friday and Saturday (2:00pm to 10:00pm)

Drop-in Gym Play HoursMonday, Tuesday, and Thursday (2:30pm to 5:00pm)Friday (2:30pm to 5:00pm)

Gloria Pearson Community Centre (25 Holden Street)

Drop-in Youth Centre HoursFriday and Saturday (2:30pm to 10:00pm)

Drop-in Gym Play HoursFriday (2:00pm to 10:00pm)Saturday (7:00pm to 10:00pm)

NOTE:  Youth Centre and Gym times may vary due to special events and holidays.  All Centre inquiries, call 748-8336 or 748-1052

Youth Action Team

As a member of the Youth Action Team (YAT), the city will get your perspectives on programs, strategies, and events that will make Mount Pearl a better place. Help us shape the future of our city!


Youth Opportunity Fund Foundation

Helping Youth…Help Themselves

The Mount Pearl Youth Opportunity Fund Foundation is now accepting applications. This community youth foundation will provide funds to formal and informal groups, non-profit and charitable organizations, community-based groups, public sector and neighbourhood associations that are incorporated as not-for-profit agencies.

The Foundation will provide time-limited project funding only, that focuses on “youth helping youth” – empowering youth through new and innovative opportunities.

For further information, contact Jennifer Jones, Recreation Supervisor at 748-1010 or

View a list of funded projects.

Have a look at the application fund.