We offer specific programs for newcomers aged 14-25 in Kitchener-Waterloo who are interested in an opportunity for leadership development, personal growth and empowerment.  We believe that as a community, we can and should listen to the voices of newcomer youth.  Through these programs, we help train young people on how to make a positive difference in their communities.

We help expand youth knowledge and enhance understanding of Canadian culture, systems, values, rights and responsibilities.

We are here to empower immigrant youth to make informed choices that are consistent with their values and help them achieve their dreams.

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Let's Talk!

“Let's Talk" is a program for high school students aged 14-17 focused on education and career guidance.

We will be using arts activities (like drawing, poetry, drama, etc.) and connecting you with community mentors to help you figure out your future career and education goals. And of course, there will be food!

When: Session 1 of “Let’s Talk” will be held from October 11 to November 29, 2018 from 5-7 PM at the Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen Street North. Each session will consist of eight weekly workshops covering these topics:

-Welcome to Let's Talk

-Exploring Wellness

-Field Trip: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

-What Do I Want to Be? (Canadian School System)

-But I Need a Job! (Youth Employment)

-How Did You Do That? (Community Mentorship)

-Your Rights

-Now What? (Closing)

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Young Men Leading Change

Young Men Leading Change is a program for young men aged 14-25 focused on empowerment and reducing violence against girls and women.

This is a regular series of peer-led workshops done in collaboration with the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region.

Join us from Sep. 22 - Dec 8, 2018 at the
Chandler-Mowat Community Centre
222 Chandler, Dr., Kitchener

Topics of discussion and activities will include:

• Creating a safe space and social events
• Discussion of gender roles
• Masculinity and Self-reflection
• Handling disclosures
• Identifying violence and role playing when witnessing violence
• Challenging blind spots
• Consents
• Active bystander skills
• Visits from community leaders and survivors of violence.
• Development of personal and/or group action plans
• Youth preferred sports and other activities

For more information please contact Hagos Eman