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YES Featured in Samaritan Magazine

Samaritan Magazine featured an article on Youth Employment Services YES and our partnership with the Citi Foundation to help disadvantaged Canadian youth gain confidence, personal and professional skills through innovative new entrepreneurship curriculum: https://bit.ly/33JXzrC

 

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YES Entrepreneurship Curriculum Launch!

Thank you to everyone who attended the launch of Youth Employment Services YES’ new entrepreneurship curriculum yesterday! We are so grateful to all the partners, youth, and volunteers who came out bright and early to learn more about how YES is building on our 20+ years of experience of supporting entrepreneurs to build the capacity of youth nationally. Congratulations again to YES Youth Achievements Award Recipients Alicia Mogent and Keyon Stephenson who shared their stories of overcoming barriers to reach success. We look forward to sharing this valuable resource, made possible thanks to the generous support of the Citi Foundation, for free to partners across Canada through our YES On Demand Program to support even more youth like Alicia and Keyon!

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YES takes charge in supporting young entrepreneurs across Canada

New curriculum aims to empower youth interested in starting their own businesses

TORONTO— July 31, 2019 — Youth Employment Services (YES), announced today the launch of a new entrepreneurship program curriculum, which will increase youth employment, build prosperity, safer stronger communities and change lives. Developed by YES with the financial support of the Citi Foundation, the curriculum marks YES’ latest innovative initiative to help achieve their mission of empowering youth through employment.

There are more than 860,000 Canadian youth between the ages of 15 and 29 who are not working, studying or in training*. While many young people are interested in pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities, at-risk youth, such as low-income and immigrant youth, struggle to access the start-up money and may lack the social capital of their peers. The new curriculum helps youth start their own business and gives them the tools and mindset to succeed.

Created by YES to specifically support disadvantaged and vulnerable youth, this latest curriculum includes eight modules which have been designed and tailored to the Canadian business climate and recent technological advancements, including:

  • Entrepreneurship 101
  • Creativity, innovation and opportunity identification
  • Emotional intelligence for entrepreneurs
  • Digital literacy for entrepreneurs
  • Business planning for entrepreneurs
  • Financial management for entrepreneurs
  • Marketing for entrepreneurs
  • Social media for entrepreneurs

The YES entrepreneurial curriculum will benefit youth in the GTHA and will be shared with organizations across Canada through the YES on Demand! knowledge transfer and training program.

“Changing lives through employment in the GTHA and across Canada is at the core of everything we do at YES,” says Timothy Lang, YES President and CEO. “This innovative new entrepreneurial curriculum builds on our 50 years of success in helping disadvantaged individuals find meaningful employment. We’re thrilled that so many people want to go into business for themselves and that we’re able to offer the tools to help them succeed as entrepreneurs.”

The partnership between YES and Citi is part of Citi and the Citi Foundation’s global Pathways to Progress initiative, which aims to invest US$100 million to connect 500,000 young people around the world, ages 16-24, to training and jobs by 2020.

“Unlocking entrepreneurship opportunities empowers young people to overcome barriers to employment,” said Florencia Spangaro, Director of Programs at the Citi Foundation. “The innovative curriculum that YES has created will not only connect young people to the tools and resources they need to start their businesses, but it will also empower non-profits and accelerate youth entrepreneurship training across the country.”

In celebration of the launch of the new curriculum, YES will be hosting an event on Wednesday, August 14 at the Toronto Board of Trade. The event will serve to not only showcase the new curriculum but to celebrate the work YES has and continues to do in the community.

* Now Hiring: The Skills Companies Want that Young Canadians Need” Skills Connect Civic Action Report

About Youth Employment Services
YES believes that employment is empowerment and the cornerstone of safe and healthy communities. YES leads the Canadian youth sector with innovative programs that empower disadvantaged and vulnerable youth to become self-sufficient contributing members of society. Over the past 51 years, YES has led the Canadian youth sector and helped hundreds of thousands of youth with innovative programs that have empowered disadvantaged and vulnerable youth to become self-sufficient contributing members of society through employment. For more information on YES, please visit www.yes.on.ca

About Citi Foundation
The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. We invest in efforts that increase financial inclusion, catalyze job opportunities for youth, and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant cities. The Citi Foundation’s “More than Philanthropy” approach leverages the enormous expertise of Citi and its people to fulfill our mission and drive thought leadership and innovation. For more information, visit www.citifoundation.com

Media Contacts:
Brittany Ballentine, PUNCH Canada: Brittany@punchcanada.com – 647-725-9731
Emily Wilchesky, PUNCH Canada: Emily@punchcanada.com – 647-837-1260

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Canadian Tire is Hiring! August 20th

Canadian Tire at Eaton Centre is hiring for various positions! Email Anik (anik_dave@yes.on.ca) to register for this hiring event taking place on Tuesday August 20th at the actual Canadian Tire location.

 

 

 

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The Burger’s Priest is Hiring! Wed. August 21st

Join The Burger’s Priest team!

They are hiring for Customer Service Reps, Dishwashers and Manager positions. Get hired! Contact Heema to register for this event: heema_joshi@yes.on.ca

 

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Work in Hospitality at the Airport! Hiring Event August 15th

Join the OTG Management team! 

OTG Management will be hiring experienced bartenders and servers at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The hiring event will be taking place on August 15th from 1pm – 4pm at 1610 Bloor St W. 

 

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Job Central & Youth Collaboration are Open! Register by August 19th

Looking to get hired? These program offer 3 weeks of paid employment  skills training and a 10 week work placement-for free! Please note they are offered at 2 of our office locations. Call 416.504.5516/416-656-8900 or visit https://bit.ly/2IX9d8U  now to start your registration!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse Project

Feeling anxious or stressed about your search? Do you self-identify as coping with a issue, or know someone who does?

Our Lighthouse Program can help!

Contact Robert 416.504.5516 x282

 

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Cargo Cabbie is hiring! Tuesday July 16th

Join Toronto’s favourite moving company as they continue to grow! Cargo Cabbie is hiring Movers and Drivers.

Contact Heema to register for this event! heema_joshi@yes.on.ca

 

 

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Get Hired at Tacorrito or Hurry Curry! July 12th

10 + Kitchen assistant, server, chef & cashier positions available at Tacorrito or Hurry Curry! Email Heema to register for this hiring event: heema_joshi@yes.on.ca

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