90% of all YEP participants are stay-at-home housewives. For 80% of adults, YEP is the first program they attend regularly. YEP changes the trejectory of their lives. It takes them out of their homes and into a comfortable classroom setting, trains them with many new skills, and transitions them to higher learning or employment.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US
We want our kids to see that they can give back to their community. YEP’s program does just that: it empowers kids to feel like they have something to offer. They carry a lot of knowledge with them. They can teach their unique skills to the community.
This program is based on a pattern in many immigrant households: children teaching their parents English and computer skills. YEP is an innovative approach to improving outcomes for newcomers and building leadership skills in youth. The success of YEP is not surprising.
(YEP has) enhanced the quality of life for many Ontarians. I am always impressed by individuals who understand how important it is for us, as members of a caring and compassionate society, to assist one another in times of need.
We aim to (award) highly innovative projects that promote cross-cultural understanding, immigration and integration between people and communities across the globe. (We) identified YEP as a unique social innovation […] to be implemented across cultures and communities in Toronto and around the world.