Another project aimed toward Ottawa youth, is the Graffiti Removal Project. Youth, along with a facilitator, get involved in removing graffiti from public spaces where they hang out. Armed with the proper tools, youth have the opportunity to have a voice in what makes a public space feel safe by removing harmful and negative graffiti. This program also provides youth with a positive and empowering way to take advantage of the 40 hour volunteer requirement for high school students. It’s about time youth voices got heard about the discussion on community safety. WISE is committed to working with youth, our future leaders, to make this happen. If you or your group would like to be involved in removing graffiti that is giving your space a negative vibe, contact WISE to arrange for a session.