About Us

GuitarsForYouth@Gmail.com

Kevin Sutherland B.A., B.S.W., M.A. (Criminal Justice)

Director and Creator of the Guitars For Youth Program

Site Lead for Abbotsford South

Kevin is an active Youth Probation Officer with the Ministry of Children and Family Development on the Youth Team in Abbotsford, BC. He is also a fully delegated Child Welfare Social Worker who has been working in the field full-time since 1995 with a focus largely on youth practice. Kevin's played guitar since he was 15 and is self-taught. He has searched for years to find a solid way to combine his love of guitar with his passion for helping youth achieve and exceed their potential.

Kevin's experience includes

  • 14 years of Child Welfare social work
  • 10 years as a Youth Probation Officer
  • Previous Coordinator, Team Leader and Volunteer for the SFU Nightline crisis-line
  • Previous Child-Care Worker & Family and Youth Support Worker