Your funding will provide access for youth from low-income high-priority neighbourhoods to innovative programs which they would not otherwise have. The Shift Happens programs empower the youth, and set them up for success in the future. For example, the participants work towards setting SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely. The youth learn to understand their core values and strengths, and begin to make decisions based on these values.
Your funds go directly towards providing workshops and one-on-one coaching to our target youth.
The youth, as participants in the workshop, come to realize that they are not alone. They begin to share common challenges, to support one another, to create a trusting environment, and to assume responsibility for their decisions and relationships. As the Life Coaches reach out to the youth, the youth begin to reach out as well.
You are vitally important, in allowing Shift Happens to offer programs to their target youth. You become a partner with Shift Happens, in creating a better future and providing better opportunities for the youth we are working with.
Simply stated, Shift Happens cannot do it alone. Youth are starving for programs such as ours. Our innovative programs and workshops will have a huge impact on the participating youth, as has already been proven with our Regent Park Pilot Project, even a year later.