Empowering the futures of at-risk youth
OVER 70 YOUTH SERVED TO DATE
20+ BUSINESS PARTNERS
5 CITIES ACROSS CANADA
In recent years, joining the workforce has become a much more intricate and competitive process for people in all industries
The demand for basic skills and experience is ever-increasing, and average education levels are on the rise. For young people, especially youth facing barriers, breaking into today's job market is proving increasingly difficult.
The United Nations Association in Canada wants to make it easier for youth to find work. Building Young Entrepreneurs supports vulnerable youth in finding gainful and lasting employment through skills training and business mentoring. With a focus on recent immigrants, visible minorities, and Indigenous youth, our aim is to provide the tools needed to find meaningful employment and to excel in the workplace.
Building Young Entrepreneurs also supports youth who are interested in creating businesses, by teaching them the fundamentals and basics of entrepreneurship.
A two-day core training workshop to develop leadership, communication, and business skills for over 160 youth
A 8-12-week placement with a local business or organization in four cities across Canada
Networking opportunities with business, communities and public sector
On-going peer-to-peer mentorship with past participants and young Canadian entrepreneurs
Youth-led enterprise expo
Ongoing monitoring and evaluation
Additional Information for:
"I really enjoyed the workshops over the past weekend. The guest speakers did an amazing job and I think that going forward, it would be helpful if there was internet access to do some hands on things. This workshop allowed me to meet a couple new people but it would be great if there was a follow-up to reconnect again.
As for internship/mentorship, I would love the chance to work with someone in the photography realm. "
Building Young Entrepreneurs Participant