Entries by admin

YEP & GizmoGrind partner to teach mobile devices to adults and seniors

For years, Youth Empowering Parents has been engaging young people in communities across Toronto to provide 1-on-1 teaching to local adults and seniors. Programs operate in pre-existing community facilitates; for example, a computer course would take place at a local school or library, where computer equipment already exists. A new partnership with GizmoGrind will help […]

YEP Partners with Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation

October 6, 2017: The Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation works with agencies and other partners across Ontario that specifically target building skills, providing training, and overall improve employability of Ontarians. OCWI was interested in looking at the YEP model and program and seeing how we provide employment skills to youth and to adults, and what gaps […]

YEP highlighted by MaRS in the Strategic Framework for Youth Leadership and Innovation in Canada

January 10th, 2017: The Strategic Framework for Youth Leadership and Innovation in Canada report by MaRS has highlighted Youth Empowering Parents as a program that fosters business incubation, networking and mentorship within Canada’s youth leadership and innovation “ecosystem”. To check out MaRS’ insights from the 2016 National Youth Leadership and Innovation Strategy Summit, click on this […]

York University and YEP embrace “Teacher Education for High Poverty Schools”

January 5th, 2017: For the last few years, Youth Empowering Parents has partnered with York University Teacher’s College – Faculty of Education. Each year, students from this program get the opportunity to complete their community practicum with YEP. YEP has benefited a great deal from having these amazingly talented students work with us, and the Regent […]

YEP Receives the 2016 Urban Leadership Award

December 2nd, 2016: Youth Empowering Parents is happy to announce that we have been awarded the 2016 Urban Leadership Award. YEP has been recognized as an emerging organization that is helping to improve the health and overall quality of life in the Greater Toronto Area. We would like to thank Canadian Urban Institute for this huge […]

2015 Toronto Vital Signs Report Released

January 22nd, 2016: YEP is highlighted as an innovative community-based program addressing issues relating to learning on the 2015 Toronto Vital Signs report. To read the 2015 Vital Signs Report by the Toronto Foundation, click this link: http://2015.torontosvitalsigns.ca/main-sections/learning/

YEP Featured by CBC News

December 20th, 2015: A CBC news article was published this December on the YEP program in Rose Avenue Public School, located in the St. James Town community. Keep up the great work St. James Town!!! http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/youth-teach-adults-1.3347099

New Horizons for Seniors Program

September 3rd, 2015: YEP has has partnered with Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation of Toronto, the Reitman Centre at Mount Sinai, WoodGreen Community Services, the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, North York Community House and Toronto Community Housing in a project to receive nearly 3.7 million in funding. The Toronto Engagement to Reduce Isolation of Caregivers at Home […]

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 […]