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Youth-led, interactive assemblies and workshops for primary grades to post-secondary.

Mental Health & Wellness

This youth-led interactive presentation engages youth through personal stories shared by trained youth speakers. Interactives on mental health and wellness are incorporated to provide a positive platform to discuss challenges and coping tools. Youth speakers bring strong messages of hope, resilience, inclusivity, and empowerment.

Empowering Minds for New Times

This youth-led interactive presentation will bring to your virtual space important conversations on topics such as loneliness, anxiety about the future and ways to build resilience during difficult times. It includes personal stories of lived experience during the pandemic and steps youth speakers have taken to integrate self-care practices that work for them. They will also share evidence-based coping strategies that help with managing mental health challenges to build resilience and hope for the future!

Bullying Prevention

This youth-led interactive presentation engages youth through personal stories shared by trained youth speakers. The content of this presentation will be geared towards the specific age group. Activities on mental health and wellness are incorporated to provide a positive platform to discuss challenges and coping tools. Youth speakers bring strong messages of hope, resilience, inclusivity, and empowerment.

Inclusivity

Anti-Racism | Anti-Homophobia | Anti-Xenophobia

This youth-led interactive presentation helps students understand inclusivity. Youth speakers share personal stories about their challenges with being accepted for who they are and share a message of empowerment and hope. Students will better understand what they can do to step up in their community and actively create a more inclusive environment with their peers.

Substance Use

This youth-led interactive presentation helps students understand Substance Use, Addiction and Wellness. Youth speakers share personal stories about their challenges with being accepted for who they are and share a message of empowerment and hope. Students will better understand what they can do to step up in their community and actively create a more understanding environment with their peers.

Online Overdrive

This one-hour assembly will provide students with a deeper look into the impact that online use may have on their mental health and overall well-being. Youth Speakers sharing their personal stories of how online use affected their self-esteem, choices, social groups, and self-concept. Students will leave with a greater understanding of the choices they are making online and how to interact and use technology in a healthier way.

Empowering Young Women

Youth-led interactive assembly will help young women learn about Women’s Empowerment. Youth speakers will share personal stories about their challenges being accepted for who they are and share a message of empowerment and hope. Young women will better understand what they can do to empower themselves.

Building-A-SelfCare-Toolkit

(primary grades)

An interactive program that is designed to introduce primary aged children to emotions, feelings words and coping tools. Participants will follow along on a forest adventure with Skippy and Rory. As they face obstacles, they will use tools they collect along the way. Skippy and Rory will use teamwork to overcome and work through these challenges to make it through the forest. Participants will learn coping skills and strategies to use in their lives when they face challenges and obstacles. 

Public Speaking Workshop

This interactive two-session workshop will focus on discovering personal strengths, building self-confidence, and providing a safe and fun environment to practice public speaking skills. Within the context of a youth-friendly and engaging format, Youth Speakers will share their skills on how to access their inner voice to effectively communicate with their audience.

Post-Secondary Presentations

Youth-led interactive presentation will help students deepen their understanding specific to the topic chosen for this presentation. Various topics include: Mental Health & Wellness; Empowering Minds for New Times; Empowering Young Women; Anti-Racism; Anti-Homophobia; Anti-Xenophobia. Youth speakers will share personal stories about their challenges with being accepted for who they are and share a message of empowerment and hope. Students will leave with a greater understanding of what they can do to step up in their community and actively create a more understanding environment with their peers.

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