Jerome Bouvier, executive director of the award-winning PoCoMo Youth Services Society, is celebrated today for his dedication to the youth of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. He is particularly known for an innovative program that reaches out to troubled youth. The concept is brilliant…take a vehicle…known as the youth bus…to areas where young people naturally congregate. Then engage and build relationships in a nurturing and non-judgmental environment. The program called Project Reach Out works because youth respond positively to resources that establish a relationship first and an intervention second. Thousands of young people have been affected by the program. Jerome Bouvier’s contributions of innovation and determination have made his community a better place.
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