Our new Youth Mentorship and Empowerment Program provides a space for young people between the ages of 13 and 24 to:
- Develop positive relationships with their peers, families and communities
- Be civically engaged in community conversations and events around issues that affect the Black populations
- Develop an understanding of the economic realities facing them and their communities and the opportunities they can tap into or facilitate to change those realities
In the first year of the program, CCACH will host a series of workshops around specific topics of interest to young people. Information on the workshops will be shared widely.
Below is a tentative schedule of workshops for 2020/2021:
- November 14, 2020 – Black Identity and Community Engagement 101. In partnership with University of Alberta
- December 18, 2020 – #RisingYouth Community Service Grants – How to access grant funding to support your ideas or projects. In partnership with TakingITGlobal.
- February 27, 2021 – 29th Annual AfroQuiz Event – Theme: Health and the Black Community
- May 1, 2021 – Black Youth and Mental Health – Rise Above IT: Bullying and Microaggressions.
- July, 2021 – Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy
- September, 2021 – Pursuing a creative career: Debunking the myth of the starving artist
Register for the next Youth Workshop
Bullying and microaggressions are issues that face Black youth everyday.
According to a survey commissioned by CBC in 2019, of the 4,000 Canadian youth that were surveyed (aged between 14 and 21), more than half of them who identified as visible minorities said they’ve been subjected to racist names or comments. One in eight said it happened more than five times!
Microaggressions are like “a thousand cuts”. One by itself is mostly an irritation but they add up to make a person feel even more marginalized than they already are.
Aimed at junior high school students between the ages of 12 – 15, this workshop will briefly cover the broader topic of bullying before diving into microaggressions as a form of racist bullying. Participants will be given strategies on how to identify and cope with microaggressions. They will also be provided resources on where to get help.
FIRST 15 PEOPLE TO REGISTER WILL GET A FREE GIFT!*
*Registrants must attend the event to claim the gift.