St. John Bosco Achievement Centre
The St. John Bosco Achievement Centre (JBAC) is a voluntary educational program for youth who have/are been involved in the criminal justice system, and/or homeless, and who are working towards high school credits and/or employment skills.
JBAC is an academic program tailored to an individual’s needs and allows each young person to work at their own pace to acquire credits.
The overall goal of the program is to empower youth to use what they learn at JBAC to further advance in their education and improve their employment options.
JBAC is a partnership between youturn, the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), Operation Come Home, and the John Howard Society (JHS) of Ottawa. The educational program is affiliated with Lester B. Pearson High School.
The Achievement centre provides an individual educational program for youth who have struggled in a regular school setting and cannot, for various reasons, attend mainstream or alternative programs. Students attending the program are generally between 14-17 years old and are able to participate in an independent learning classroom environment.
*This program is offered through the Ottawa Catholic School Board and is not available in French.
Referral Forms and Info
The Achievement centre provides an individual educational program for youth who have struggled in a regular school setting and cannot, for various reasons, attend mainstream or alternative programs.
Referral Form for Partner Agencies
Referral Form for all other Referral Sources
*If you have a youth that you would like to refer to the program, please contact the JBAC Clinical Supervisor (613-789-0123 Ext. 238) before submitting a referral to discuss program suitability, answer any questions you may have, and review expectations of the student, guardian, and referral source.