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YEP Named Recipient of .CA Community Investment Program

May 28th 2015: Youth Empowering Parents (YEP) is proud to announce that it is one of the recipients of the .CA Community Investment Program for 2015. The .CA Community Investment Program was created by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) and supports projects that will improve Canada’s Internet community. The program provides funding for research, […]

After-school program lets youth help their parents learn

GlobalNews- Youth Empowering Parents (YEP) is a free after-school program that enables youth to educate adults. “Youth Empowering Parents is a pretty unique educational program that leverages an existing household dynamic,” said Agazi Afewerki, co-founder of the program. “In a lot of immigrant families, kids often teach their own parents a lot of English and […]

YEP wins top prestigious Life Literacy Award

In its third year, the Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award recognizes community organizations that have developed and delivered innovative literacy programs that make a significant impact on their communities. Each year the top winner shares the details of their winning program in a national webinar for Canadian literacy practitioners to […]

YEP gets featured in the Globe and Mail

Inspired by their experience helping their parents with ESL homework, two Toronto men launched an innovative approach to integrating immigrant adults into their community. View more.  

At YEP, students do the teaching

Classes continue through the weekend for 14-year-old Mazharul Khan, only these classes take place at the Daniels Centre of Learning Regent Park instead of at his school; and here, he is the one teaching. Read more here.

In Regent Park, students become the teachers

Student volunteer Thivija Ramajeyam and program participant Johura Jaigirdar chat in a classroom at the Regent Park Learning Centre on Feb. 3, 2011. Mohammed Shafique, a 23-year-old commerce graduate from Regent Park, is looking for funding to support a program the women are involved with called Youth Empowering Parents, in which students form Regent Park […]

A twist on mother tongues

Youth Empowering Parents is a three-hour weekend ESL and computer skills class. Each adult is paired with a young volunteer from the same linguistic and cultural background. She decided to come to YEP when her children got frustrated with trying to teach her English. Her teacher is Hoore Jannat, 13. “I came because I like […]

YEP, It’s ESL

It all happens in an ordinary-looking ESL classroom: six opposite-facing wide-screen monitors that display typing programs and the odd YouTube video or online games for students who finish early. And, on this particular weekend at the Regent Park Centre of Learning, an ordinary end-of-semester event is taking place, as students and teachers alike receive accolades […]