Youth in Transition serves teenagers and young adults up to age 29 as they make important decisions that will shape their adult lives. The program focuses on educational attainment, training and employment to equip participants with resources, expose them to new opportunities and support them in reaching their full potential. Program facilitators work closely with participants to identify individual needs, goals and interests. Weekly group events include skill development workshops, career speaker series and off-site visits to college, university and career fairs. Participants are connected to youth employment specialists, and can receive assistance with applications for education, training and grants.
Designed for high school-aged youth, Youth Ambassadors aspires to support participants by offering tailored academic planning and tutoring support to achieve goals, graduate high school and provide the foundation for future success. Participants attend weekly leadership development sessions and work collectively with their peers to lead community projects that create the positive change they wish to see in their neighborhoods. Through these initiatives youth can grow their peer support network, gain experience accomplishing goals as a team and give back to their community. In addition to community projects, this dynamic program includes on-site and off-site events such as personal development workshops, group discussions and recreational activities. This popular program hosts hundreds of youth each year.
Every young person’s journey is unique and their needs are too. For Youth Initiative (FYI) provides programs and services that meet youth where they are and support them in getting to where they want to be.
The FYI Model focuses on a young person as an individual. Our programs are designed to empower a young person to identify and reach their personal goals, graduate high school, enroll in post-secondary education, gain employment and achieve independence. To reach these milestones we provide support in four areas: mentorship, skill development, support network development and financial assistance. Youth ages 12 to 29 can enroll whether they are in or out of school, working or not.
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The Youth Justice program serves youth ages 12 to 17 who are in conflict with the law to provide them with holistic life supports. The program focuses on four crucial areas: educational attainment, family well being, employment and career, and social engagement. Case Managers work closely with participants to identify goals and track ongoing progress. The program is rooted in Restorative Justice, fostering accountability among participants and endeavoring to bring peace and repair to the community. Participants are provided with opportunities to connect with mentors, develop their social skills and unpack topics such as bullying, anger management and effective decision-making. Youth can also fulfill their obligations to meet extrajudicial sanctions and Community Service Orders through the program. Case Managers work closely with participants’ lawyers and probation officers to provide strong supports for youth in court. As the majority of youth are underage, parental involvement and engagement in the program is vital. Space is limited. Contact FYI to learn more.