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THREE (3) KEY PILLARS
Black Youth Helpline delivers programs focused on three strategic pillars:
Education is a key investment in the future of Black youth. Educational activities are focused on engaging with governments and school districts across Canada to help vulnerable youth stay in school and get an education. Over the years, the Black Youth Helpline has participated in various school initiatives and workshops to provide culturally relevant support to families and school districts.
Society has an important responsibility to care for underrepresented and underserved youth across the country. Black Youth Helpline is working towards equitable access to professional mental health assessment and treatment. This helps to address the major barriers faced by diverse youth in nurturing a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
3. COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING
Partnership is a powerful tool, and Black Youth Helpline knows that through strategic partnerships with clients, other organizations, and businesses, they can deliver greater impact to their communities. Black Youth Helpline is building upon existing relationships with schools, law enforcement agencies, universities, corporations, and various non-profits to help achieve the strategic goals of the organization. This includes providing mentoring, networking, and training opportunities that can lead to greater social cohesion, job security, and income levels. These investments in vulnerable families and communities will result in a more innovative and productive society.
A POWERFUL MISSION
Black Youth Helpline aims to develop equitable pathways to success for the next generation of leaders and create a community to help position them to be their best. Black Youth Helpline puts its mission into action by working collaboratively with government, communities, and businesses to drive and support sustainable change.
BUILDING MORE INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES TOGETHER
Your financial backing, the depth of volunteerism, and other resources you bring to support Black Youth Helpline has been inspiring to our youth and helps prepare them for long-term success. The overwhelming response from across Canada to help those from underserved and underrepresented communities thrive as contributing members of society is proof that positive change is more than possible here in Canada. That together, we can build a better future for all youth. Thank you, Canada!
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First established by volunteers in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1992 and since 2003 In Ontario, Black Youth Helpline (BYH) has been grounded in a spirit of service to others.