Projects & Programs

Youth Council

The Youth Council serves as an advisory body to support programming initiatives, outreach, and provide youth with opportunities to engage in building their own leadership skills. Youth meet on a monthly basis and engage in organizational activities and decision making processes, while providing feedback and insight on emerging topics.

Our team is looking for new Youth Council members! If you’re between the ages of 15 – 23 years old, looking to complete your 40 community service hours, and/or looking for an opportunity to work with other young leaders in Toronto…then this is for you! Email eritreanyouth@gmail.com for more details.

 

Past Projects

 

March Break Internship

In 2010, EYC piloted the program MBI to engage high school students during the March Break period. In the pilot year, 10 high school students participated and were able to get hands-on experience in developing flyers, community outreach and events planning.

The internship program provides youth with learning opportunities in professional setting. MBI participants are given the opportunity to develop resources, create templates for documentation, plan outreach initiatives with support of the EYC team. MBI participants engage with professionals and various community experts for goal planning and career e exploration opportunities.

 

Meet our 2012 MBI participants:

Tombossa H.
Tombossa H.
Mussie G.
Mussie G.
Buruk K.
Buruk K.
Salina B.
Salina B.
Melina H.
Melina H.
Feven A.
Feven A.
Nebiat G.
Nebiat G.
Ioanna M.
Ioanna M.

Project T.E.S.F.A (2007-2008)

(Through Engagement Sustaining Future Achievement)

EYC’s first funded project, Project “Tesfa” was based on the Tigrinya word meaning “Hope”- we envisioned a more hopeful academic future for Eritrean youth in Toronto through our words and actions. During the project a series of focus groups were held with Eritrean youth to identify obstacles faced within the education system. The project concluded with a full day conference that featured speakers who addressed educational attainment and how success could be achieved. In addition, members of Eritrean professional community spoke about their educational path and provided honest feedback about the challenges they faced, and shared tools that helped them along the way. The conference had an attendance of over 100 participants.

Supported by: City of Toronto Grant  (AEHR)