During my University years, I volunteered at a youth centre in Montreal, Canada. The centre comprised of a few sofas, a computer, and a pool table in a spare room out of the local skating rink. It was decorated by the kids that used it and became theirs to socialize and interact but most importantly stay out of trouble. It provided a sense of belonging and security. It was open to 13-18 year olds with clearly stated house rules, Monday to Saturday until 9pm. Some of the toughest kids could be found at the centre. I believe it was because it offered a sense of belonging. Over the past year, I've been liaising with relevant members within my community (youth worker and local government) with the intention of building a similar type centre and create a template for other communities to adopt and build a place for their youth.