Children & Youth Committee at Rotary Club of Guelph
2ND CHANCE EMPLOYMENT CENTRE
 
In 1982, in conjunction with the Ontario Youth Secretariat, the Rotary Club of Guelph established the 2nd Chance Employment Centre in Guelph. Five of the original directors were Rotarians – Alan Whitworth, Bill Forsyth, Bill Stevens, Randy Wilson and Peter Kohl. The objective of the Centre was to provide employment services for disadvantaged youth aged 15 – 24.  The services provided were counselling, career goal setting, training, job solicitation and placement.  The target group consisted of youth who were recovering alcoholics, drug users and on probation or parole. Direct Rotary involvement in this program ended in the late 1980’s although Rotarians Reny Pietrobon and Randy Wilson continue to serve on the Board.  (Reference: Rotary Guelph’s 100th Anniversary Book)