Youth Leadership and Engagement
Using the arts, health science and personal development practices, our award-winning program engages immigrant youth in ways that are often lacking in traditional school settings. Participants develop healthy lifestyles, leadership skills and social-emotional wellbeing, achieve academic success, and foster intergenerational relationships as they work to help transform the community around them. A strong sense of family and community connectedness is created, and program graduates often return as volunteers, mentors and staff. For many youth, this is one of the few safe spaces for them to explore their interests and develop their innate talents.