Help us Protect Toronto’s Most Vulnerable Youth
Our young people need your support.
Youth continue to bear the brunt of the coronavirus-related job cuts with a youth unemployment rate at a staggering 17%.
We need your help to serve and support these young people through this continuing crisis and set them up for success. Your donation will support YES’ mission which includes reskilling youth in cloud technologies, providing living supports and wrap around supports to youth, counselling, job placements, mentorship, and mental health supports.
As a leader in providing job readiness, employment and empowerment programming, we continue to work on the frontlines helping youth face these unprecedented challenges, but we cannot do it without your help.
YES continues to break barriers to employment in a time when gaining employment seems next to impossible. YES is requesting your support to help us continue to offer and expand our services in order to give hope to the youth in our community and to help them achieve sustainable livelihoods.
How YES is helping
Digital Skills Programming
Our programs provide young people with the ability to develop skills for the digital age in order to give them a competitive edge in the labour market. Our technology programs offer disadvantaged young people the opportunity to acquire in-demand skills such as Amazon Web Services Cloud certification, training in future skills, access to mentors, and work experience.
Mental Health Support
Addressing the growing mental health crisis, we have increased our mental health supports and programming. Working with a qualified psychotherapist, we have introduced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to support our most vulnerable youth through this crisis. Launched on a small scale in 2020, we will expand these critical services to more young people this year.
In times of distress, youth need a caring adult that they can turn to, to help them make sense of the changing job market and to keep them connected to professional networks. YES leverages its Mentorship Hub to connect youth with industry leaders virtually, through email and through telephone, to eliminate feelings of isolation and to keep them connected to their industry.
Futureproofing youth against augmentation and automation
Acknowledging the threat that automation and augmentation posed for our youth, YES has re-developed a specialized suite of Future Skills curriculum. Focused on those soft skills that experts say will be in most demand, our new curriculum includes topics such as Growth Mindset, Motivation and Goal Setting, Fostering Collaboration and Connection, and Cultivating Metacognition.
SUPPORT YOUTH TODAY!
Donate by phone
Call 416-504-5516 ext. 230
Donate by mail
Send your donation to:
Youth Employment Services YES
555 Richmond Street West
Suite 711, Box 115
Toronto, ON M5V 3B1
Please make all cheques payable to Youth Employment Services YES. We can accept cheques, credit cards or donations of stocks. You will receive a tax receipt by mail.
For more information on other ways to support YES please contact email@example.com