YOUTH WHO ARE
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
SLYE VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The SLYE Virtual Leadership Program is a four week online program for high school students from the Toronto area between the ages of 13-18, designed to provide leadership and skills development. Youth leaders will gain leadership skills and have the opportunity to put those skills into practice through the planning and leading of an online community resource fair (which we call a Roadshow!).
The SLYE Virtual Leadership Program will begin with a 2-hour leadership workshop in week one, followed by 1-hour skill development workshops during weeks two & three. Each week you will also meet with your Roadshow Planning Group and your SLYE Facilitator to begin planning your Roadshow. SLYE Youth Leaders will then lead a 1-hour Roadshow during week four of programming.
All participants will receive volunteer hours, a gift card and certificate for completing the SLYE Virtual Leadership Program (which includes attending each workshop and participating in the planning & executing the Roadshow).
NOTE: We will be hosting multiple SLYE Virtual Leadership Program sessions from the January to May semester. You may only attend one session per semester (for example, if you attend the program in January, you may not attend the program again until September).
Please stay tuned for future sessions and dates!
SLYE VIRTUAL ROADSHOWS
Learn about different youth-centred topics and get to know what resources are available to you!
Our Roadshow events are planned for youth, by youth. Click on the name of the Roadshow to sign-up for any (or all!) that interest you!
ROADSHOW TOPICS & DATES
Join us to learn about different volunteer and leadership opportunities from various organizations (TPL, East Scarborough Storefront, IDRF and Licensed 2 Learn, Jean Augustine Centre, Scarborough Women's Centre, Catholic Cross-cultural Services, and Midaynta Community Services). There will be individual presentations from each organization for you to attend and participate in, and chances for you to ask questions. There will also be opportunities to participate in games to win prizes and youth will receive volunteer hours.
Join SLYE for our Volunteering 101 - Youth edition Roadshow! This session will cover the importance of volunteering and will also introduce some volunteer opportunities for youth to register for. Youth will be able to ask any questions they may have during our Q&A Session.
Join SLYE for our Health & Wellness - building a safe space for everyone Roadshow! This session will cover building healthy coping mechanisms, especially during online schooling. Youth will be able to ask any questions they may have during our Q&A Session.
Join SLYE for our Volunteering & Leadership - Skills to Success Roadshow! This session will cover the importance of volunteering and will also introduce how to develop leadership skills to become a better leader. Youth will be able to ask any questions they may have during our Q&A Session.
Join SLYE for our Social Justice on Environmental & Wildlife Protection Roadshow! This session will cover advocating for environmental issues and wildlife protection. Youth will be able to ask any questions they may have during our Q&A Session.
Join SLYE for our The Seesaw of Self Health Roadshow! This session will cover physical and mental health for youth, particularly during COVID-19. Topics to be discussed include: coping with stress, ways to stay physically active, importance of adequate sleep, mental health, self care. Youth will be able to ask any questions they may have during our Q&A Session.
Join SLYE for our Asian Hate Crimes - Fight the Virus NOT the People Roadshow! This session will cover what’s going on in the world around racism towards Asian people. Learn about Asian Hate, how to fight racism and why it’s important to talk about social justice issues. Youth will be able to ask any questions they may have during our Q&A Session.
Join SLYE, the City of Toronto, and DevelopMe Youth Centre for our BHM 365: HerStory - The Entrepreneur's Journey! This free virtual program will include guest speakers, activities and prizes.
Join SLYE for our Stress Management 101 Roadshow! This session will cover the reasons stress occurs, reactions to stress, stress management skills, what stress can look like in a school environment, and the difference between good and bad stress. Youth will be able to ask any questions they may have during our Q&A Session.
Join SLYE for our FYI Volunteering & Leadership Workshop Roadshow! This session will cover the importance of volunteer hours, advantages to volunteering, the impact of COVID-19 on volunteering, and how to develop the necessary volunteering and leadership skills. Youth will be able to ask any questions they may have during our Q&A Session.
SLYE YOUTH COUNCIL
SLYE Youth Council consists of youth leaders (aged 13-18) from the Steeles-L'Amoreaux area in Scarborough who organize, lead, and support community initiatives!
During our virtual meetings, youth leaders volunteer hours and work experience. Youth also have the opportunity to build friendships with others in their community.