The H.O.P.E. program is up and running again. We are now accepting applications for the first session. This 13 week program runs from April 22, 2013 to July 19, 2013, for ages 15 -30. For more information regarding the program please read description and view video link below hearing from two of our amazing past participants.
Through a unique collaborative partnership between Service Canada and the Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough, the H.O.P.E. program brings community experts who educate, build self-esteem, reinforce positive change and personal success. H.O.P.E. targets youth who are disengaged from the educational system, unemployed or underemployed who are typically the most difficult to engage for training and securing long term employment. These youth not only need support for employment but also for life skills that will guide them in becoming successful adults.
Participants (youth aged 15-30) acquire the tools, skills and knowledge to overcome barriers that prevent them from sustainable employment. These barriers include but are not limited to: poor social interaction skills, anger management, poor self-esteem and poor communications skills all of which are addressed through various workshops.
This program challenges participants to not only believe in themselves but also encourages them to achieve their personal and professional goals through “group based employability skills” and “employability skills through work experience” (work placement opportunities).