Youthspeak has reached over 200,000 students, parents, teachers since its inception in 2003. With your support we can reach out to more youth and give hope!
Youthspeak is a registered charity #81614 3515 RROOO1
Vision: Our vision is that no child or youth feels alone, and those who are struggling with mental health or other challenges are connected to available support to improve their overall well-being. Mission: To increase the resiliency of youth facing challenges through leadership training, empowering them to share their personal stories in order to promote mental health and well-being, empathy, and hope in assemblies and workshops.
An Approved Program of
York Region District School Board
York Catholic District School Board
Toronto District School Board
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Simcoe County District School Board
Please Note: If your School Board is not listed here, please inquire as we continue to seek approval from various school boards.
Thank you for organizing yesterday’s incredible presentation. The message had a profound impact on the entire school body and the parents who attended the evening session were very happy they did so. Keep up the amazing work you are doing
Thank you to Una, Tia and Brendan for sharing your personal stories in such an eloquent and inspiring manner. We have received incredible feedback from those who attended the event, indicating how meaningful your presentation was and how impactful it was to the overall event. Thank you to all and keep up the wonderful work!
Things went so great with the assembly! Honestly, all the feedback was awesome and this was from students and teachers! Many students spoke about how they resonated with the speakers especially about school lives and stress and that the help app ideas are really innovative and great! It was real and just so amazing.
Yesterday was amazing! Sara’s and Robbie’s presentations were very powerful and certainly moved both staff and students. In a follow-up discussion, a small student group disclosed to me that they felt more empowered to share their feelings and talk to friends and family as a result of the assembly.
This was a most beneficial talk! The personal experiences of the speakers was inspirational. All of us go through tough times, and we know students are going through tough times presently. To hear of the challenges faced by your speakers, and how they overcame the challenges by reaching out to others was such a powerful message. It helps the students feel less alone in their struggles and gives them hope that they can overcome their current situation and move past hurt. The message of reaching out and talking, and not keeping personal struggles hidden, was a message the students (and adults) need to hear over and over again.
This was by far the best presentation we have had this summer…they were fantastic and I will highly recommend you guys to everyone.
Increase empathy and resilience
Increase in number of students connected to support
Improved knowledge for parents