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YOUTH PATHWAYS PROGRAM

PROGRAM STYLE: Virtual 1:1

PLATFORM: Zoom Cloud-based 

DEMOGRAPHIC: Youth

AGE GROUP: 14-19 Years old

LOCATION: Toronto, Canada.

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

HarryCares Foundation Youth Pathways Program (HCF YPP) is focused on creating a generation of accountable leaders in the Black community by equipping them with the right tools for leadership and personal development.

CHALLENGE:

Youth in Black communities face multiple challenges: low self-esteem, lack of employment opportunities, neglect, lack of mentorship, negative peer influence and negative stereotyping.

The presence of positive role-models and community ambassadors are most times out of reach for these youth. In most cases, they are distracted by these factors. They end up channelling their energy towards negative outlets and experiences that are detrimental to their livelihoods

SOLUTION AND LONG-TERM IMPACT:

We understand that having the required tools in life is integral to an individual’s personal development. 

This initiative will serve as a positive outlet for youth in the Black community to become accountable leaders while developing the skills required, and equipping themselves with the right approach in setting attainable life goals. The program will inspire these youth to take the initiative in becoming responsible on their set personal objectives. The 1:1 program style will establish a coaching and mentorship opportunity for these youth to ask direct questions and to be heard

RESULTS:

  • Accountable and inspiring leaders who will have a better sense of purpose to life
  • Community ambassadors who will become role models to others

What the program entails:

  • Leadership Accountability and Decision Making
    • Personal leadership story and leadership tools, big D and small d decision making
  • Personal Development Plan 
    • Personal Analysis, SMART Goal Setting and Personal Objectives 
  • Financial Literacy – CIBC Day

 

Number of Youth participating in the HCF Youth Pathways Program – 10 Youth: 

  • 1:1 virtual session to increase engagement and direct program impact on youth
  • Week 1-4: (Four Black youth) per program schedule 
  • Week 5-8: (Four Black youth) per program schedule 
  • One youth per day, per hour session, four youth per weekly schedule.
  • Week 9 &10: Youth in custody at the Roy McMurtry Youth Centre – HCF Virtual workshop through a youth supervisor

 

Program cost to participants - Commitment:

  • Be present. Be on time. Ask questions.

 

Monthly Schedule:

  • Week One: Leadership accountability and decision making 
  • Week Two: Personal development plan (Step 1 – personal analysis) 
  • Week Three: Personal development plan (Step 2 – goal setting)
  • Week Four: Personal development plan (Step 3 – personal objectives: SMART) and program summary

 

CIBC Day: Financial Literacy (savings, budgeting, credit and investing) 

The goal is to have all participating youth attend the financial literacy session which will be facilitated by a CIBC representative. 

  • Duration – 1hr
  • One Friday of each Program month

Program Takeaways:

  • Each participant will be equipped with an understanding on how to be an accountable leader 
  • Each participant will develop an understanding of how to build a personal development plan (personal analysis, goal setting and personal objectives)
  • Each participant will have the opportunity to be equipped with financial literacy tools from a CIBC representative
  • Each participant will leave the program with an established professional relationship with HCF, CIBC and other potential professional networks which may be integral to their future career aspirations

 

Additional incentives for each participant upon completion of program:

  • Certificate of participation with recognized international brands (HCF x CIBC)
  • Exclusive HCF T-shirts shipped to participants home address
  • Career crossover opportunity: participants will have an opportunity for a virtual meeting with a Black professional based on their future career field of interest
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