Empowering youth is not an option

BUT AN OBLIGATION.

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SPORT. EDUCATION. DEVELOPMENT.

Youth Initiative Canada is a non-profit organization that supports youth development and life skills in Canada and Kenya.  We are a growing movement of young people who are peace builders, leaders, mentors, athletes, and musicians. When looking at the world around us we witnessed the adversities faced by youth globally; how they’re growing up in an environment of numerous challenges. For some this provides opportunities to overcome, for others, a struggle for survival.

Youth have an emerging talent, energy, passion, curiosity, and strength that is unparalleled. They are resourceful and resilient even under the most challenging of conditions.However, many youth are unemployed, suffer from poor health and lack sufficient support and attention to obtain their basic needs. Today’s youth face challenges such as HIV/AIDS, gender disparity and poverty, to name a few.

Youth Initiative Canada believes that providing youth with opportunities, life skills, and resources fosters not only personal growth but leads to social change. We believe that youth development and empowerment is not merely an option but an obligation in today’s world.