1) Educate youth about social issues through a scientific lens.
2) Empower them to become active community members.
3) Develop skills necessary to reach their fullest potential.
What do we hope to achieve?
We seek to inspire scientific interest and generate a sustainable cycle of youth-directed social change.
We strive for positive health outcomes through life style changes in individuals and communities alike.
The focus of our After-School Program is to educate youth about the science of health, and motivate them to think about how to apply this newfound knowledge to their everyday lives. Participants aged 10-14 attend weekly workshops for 8 consecutive weeks at their middle school or local community center. Concluding the program is an Open House Event where family and community members attend to watch youth participants present the culmination of their work.
The goal of our High-School Program is for youth to develop knowledge of scientific careers. This is done through a mentor-mentee relationship with a university student who will connect them to a professional in a scientific career of their choosing. The University mentor also educates the high school mentee on the academic path involved with that career option. Culminating the program is the creation of a video blog (VLOG) where the participant shares their experience and newfound knowledge on their chosen profession.
Our Post-Secondary School Program focuses on empowering youth to make positive changes in their community through mentoring and teaching opportunities. Open to university students currently at University of Toronto St. George campus, University of Toronto Scarborough campus and York University, chosen participants may become volunteers in the After School or High School Program.