Come celebrate International Women's Day on Saturday March 12th 2022 from 5:30 to 8:30pm! Join us for a feature film about international youth, followed by dinner and discussion! This FREE in-person event is open to female-identifying youth, ages 16-24 years old.
Youth Rising Above will be hosting an afternoon of film, discussion and community! The first part of the event will include the screening of the film "Futura" at the historic Ted Rogers Cinema in downtown Toronto. The second part of the event will involve group discussion over some savory eats! Participants will engage in a discussion about the film and reflect back to their experience as a woman navigating opportunities, trials and aspirations.
Space is limited. Registration starts on February 22th and closes on March 2nd. Register here: https://2022-international-womens-day.eventbrite.ca
Youth Rising Above is launching BeYou: Women’s Program focused on strengths-based resilience. The women’s program will support female-identifying youth to develop resilience through learning strategies, actively working through experiences, encouraging personal growth and engaging with diverse guest speakers.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Lela (she/her), at
BeYou is a 5 session personal development program for female-identifying youth. BeYou focuses on topics such as: Resilience, Growth Mindsets, Healthy Relationships and Self-Esteem. Each cohort will also participate in a “Passion Project”.
Participants are asked to attend all 5 sessions: March 10th and 17th (VIRTUAL from 6pm to 8:30pm EST) and March 26th April 2nd & 9th (IN PERSON LEARNING TRIPS in Toronto from 3pm to 6pm EST).
Participants will also be invited to YRA’s annual International Women’s Day event in March.
The BeYou: Women’s Program is open to all youth who self-identify as female, ages 16-24. Registration is limited to 12 participants.
BeYou is being planned as a hybrid (in-person and virtual) program. We will ensure our program follows public health measures. Please note: in order to maintain an appropriate learning environment for participants and facilitators, cameras must be enabled throughout all sessions in order to be eligible for the program.
Participants will receive a $200 cash honorarium for completing all 5 sessions ($40 per session you attend). Youth must complete the Passion Project in order to receive the honorarium as a lump sum at the end of the program. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend the annual International Women’s Day event in March and receive community service hours for time used to complete the Passion Project.
Please complete the application form below. Unfortunately we can not guarantee a spot to all those who submit an application.
Applications will be accepted until February 21st! An interview process will occur for a shortlist of applicants between February 24th to March 2nd, 2022. All applicants will be notified of their application status by March 3rd.
Join our BeYou: Women's Program by completing the application below.
We all have unique relationships in our lives, but are they healthy ones? What are the key ingredients to healthy relationships and how do we navigate them in a digital world?
What is resilience? How can we recover from setbacks and forge ahead? Participants and facilitators will explore how to handle challenges and cope with difficulties.
Do self-esteem and body positivity go hand in hand? Participants and facilitators will explore positive and healthy affirmations, strategies to promote healthy self-esteem and the impact of social media.
Participants and facilitators will travel through the process of developing and sustaining a growth mindset. How can we embrace successes and mistakes to support future decision-making and problem solving?
The Passion Project for this cohort will be the creation of a mini “Newsletter” for the community. The Passion Project will allow youth to express themselves, develop self-awareness and support fellow community members. The Newsletter will be published on YRA social media platforms.
Participants will be given a list of ideas to write, draw, video, voice record or photograph so they can contribute one piece to the Newsletter. Participants are encouraged to be as creative as they like with their contribution to the Newsletter. A template will be developed to help get participants started on this Passion Project as they reflect and create a personal piece of work. Youth must complete the Passion Project to receive the honorarium.
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