WE $ucceed: Beyond the Status Quo is an exciting community based research project looking to increase economic opportunities for girls and young women ages 14-25 through potential career choices in the non-traditional fields of work such as; Entrepreneurship, Trades and S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) occupations. Many of these occupations and fields are currently seeking qualified candidates, however traditionally women are underrepresented. Our goal is to address barriers impacting girls and young women in the Windsor-Essex community, learn about career opportunities, and engage the community in taking action to improve economic success.
Our youth lead project is seeking 50 young leaders between the ages of 14-25 to sit on our Youth Leadership Council. The youth will be mentored, trained and will gain the opportunity to work with our Community Advisory Council made up of political leaders, educators, employers, and community agencies
Through peer-to-peer research that youth will help address the barriers currently facing young girls and women in tapping into existing opportunities. Members of our Youth Leadership Council will gain valuable experience and will have an opportunity to network with prominent leaders invested in improving our community.
At the end of the project, the Community Advisory Committee and other stakeholders will be presented with a prosperity map outlining recommendations from the Youth Leadership Council to support the economic prosperity of girls and young women. The recommendations will be drawn from analysis of existing resources, needs assessment of 300 youth within Windsor and Essex region, and discussions with employers, political leaders, educators and other stakeholders.
This project aims to improve the self-confidence, self-promotion, self-esteem and essential skills of the girls and young women. Attached you will the application form, along with the flyer to distribute to potential candidates. For additional information please do not hesitate to contact me at the information provided below.
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