For the Love of LearningOrganization Type: Social & Community Services
Address: 37 Cookstown Road, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 3Y4
Contact: Gemma Hickey
Founded in 2006, FTLOL quickly gained a steady footing alongside established community partners. FTLOL is recognized within the community as an ambitious, arts-based empowerment and skill-building program which seeks out and values collaboration with its community partners.
How we’re changing the world
Working at street level to engage youth and identify their needs, FTLOL uses non-traditional. arts-based program offerings to enhance creativity and communication skills amongst youth who have lost faith in conventional learning methods. FTLOL provides a safe and productive learning environment with an overall spirit of fun, expression and achievement. Serving youth are at the core of every action and reaction of the organization.
Free, full-time programming, developed in consultation with youth and experts in art, education, and the health sector, is offered to youth at the drop-in center in St. John’s.
We also showcase the work of our clients and bring awareness to our organization and youth issues by bringing youth-written, FTLOL-produced theatre productions to towns all throughout the province. The training and experience of the staff allow an ambitious schedule of projects to be completed, while the organizational structure permits flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of its clientele.