“No matter the peer pressure, your health is always first. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your body and mind. Live healthy!”

Aisha, TYA program participant

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.

To learn more about our Youth Leadership and engagement programming, please contact Program Manager Abdillahi Kahin.