"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."
How can we raise the next generation to dismantle racism and racist ideology? How can we build generational wealth within our community?
We are THE LIFE YOUTH CHARITY and we have spent years committed to helping at risk and underprivileged youth gain access to education and resources for a successful future.
Now more than ever our youth need us.
Racism is a systematically created cancer and it's our job to ensure our youth have their own systematic template to relearn from.
We want to create a safe space where young people can come and learn their value and place in society supported by those who understand the adversity that they have faced.
A centre which focuses on promoting self-love, being educated on history (NOT just in February but all year long), learning tools to success and having positive role models within the black community to look up to and guide them.
HELP US CREATE A SPACE TO ENSURE YOUNG PEOPLE GROW AND THRIVE.
We want to bring a facility to the GTA that caters to the unprivileged community to life which serves as a culture centre to house programs, workshops, workout spaces, meeting spaces and even housing for those in need.
A place where kids can learn black history that isn't found in mainstream textbooks. We want to open young people's minds and help them reach their full potential in addition to teach outside communities our truth in order to stop racism.
Now more than ever we must cultivate dreams and teach our youth from a young age that they are valuable, cherished, wanted, loved.
Here's what we plan on offering as a start:
REGENERATING OUT ROOTS:Purpose; To combat racism within our community by highlighting the positive aspects of the black community while providing positive role models and life plans for the youth.
We offer a three month course which teaches life skills, positive reinforcement and self-love and aims to break down negative stereotypes and barriers that so often plague the black community. Multiple professionals speak on their positive experiences in life, educate on misconceptions and promote healthy and successful living.
CALL (Canadian Athletic LIFE League):
Purpose; to assist youth in fast tracking through and/or completing high school with tutors and mentorship in order to be successful adults. We offer students distance-learning extra high school credits with on-site tutors and mentors during the months of July and August. Employees, teachers, volunteers, and coaches work alongside students to ensure they earn their extra credit to fast track through high school. In addition to helping them set life goals we also assist with the plan to accomplish those goals while also being engaged in a sport to encourage healthy living and possible sports careers as incentive.
YOUTH DROP IN PROGRAM (DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR):Purpose; To offer young people ages 4 to 12 a safe space to learn interpersonal skills, get school assistance, tutoring and mentorship. We offer various team building, skill developing with fun and creative activities every second Friday evening for the duration of each school year.Our program coordinator and tutors facilitate activities and act as mentors for students who are in need of guidance or an ear to listen. The program also offers speakers who speak to the youth as role models and positive reinforcement.
SUMMER CAMP:Purpose; To offer young people ages 6 to 13 a safe space to learn interpersonal skills, get school assistance, tutoring and mentorship during the summer months while offering affordable child care.We offer various team building, skill developing with fun and creative activities, in addition to educational field trips. Speakers attend daily to offer life lesson classes on different topics that will benefit the kids in their future.
ARC - Artist Rise Collaboration;The ARC program is a new initiative designed to connect talented young black artists ages 14-18 living in low-income communities with professional working artist (mentors). Over the span of 4 months ARC participants work alongside mentors to learn media arts techniques in a safe environment with their peers. During these months youth attend weekly workshops where they work closely with mentors who help them create professional bodies of work. The workshops are designed to teach the youth how to plan, create, and market their own video productions. Every youth will leave the class with a professional credit and a portfolio of work.
Help us reach our goal: $550,000
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time."
Lets take these seeds and cultivate them.
IT BEGINS NOW OR NEVER!