Programs

Our programs transform young people into 1-on-1 tutors for their parents, or, more commonly, other adults and seniors in their community.

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Young people teach a variety of skills they have.

It could be…

English as a second language

Dance

Environmental literacy

Computer / Smart- phone skills

Financial literacy

Teaching anti-cyber bullying to teachers

Applying for jobs

Health literacy

Playing musical instruments

Sports/ physical exercise

Adults sign up for various types of classes
Youth are trained to become 1-on-1 tutors
Youth work 1-on-1 with adults/seniors
Youth are coached throughout the program

Why it Works

1

Bringing it from home into a classroom

83% of children and youth report already having taught their parent some type of skill. Our programs transfer that dynamic to a classroom setting, where they can teach any adult or senior.

2

Coaching them to perfection

Children and youth generally struggle with patience, communication and other soft-skills that make for great teaching qualities. Our facilitators focus on each young person’s specific deficiencies

3

1-on-1 training, without the cost

Comparable private tutoring services can be very costly, averaging $20 per hour! Our volunteer youth offer free private tutoring for free. Moreover, 34% of 74% of our youth speak a second language

4

Meaningful volunteering

Our youth are 80% more likely to volunteer with us, rather than anywhere else in their community. They are making community change that is direct, immediate, and meaningful

Our award-winning training program and curriculum has been designed by industry experts, so that even young people as early as 9 years old can become effective 1-on-1 tutors.

Other Work We Do

Facilitator Training

Every month we host small or large workshops for individuals seeking to learn how to better facilitate intergenerational programs. These are often attended by teachers, post-secondary students, social service workers, or community members in general. Contact us to find out more.

Youth Leaders-in-Training (LIT)

Each year dozens of youth go through our LIT program, where they get the unique opportunity to organize their own programs. They develop outreach materials, train youth, pairing youth with their adult learners, and ensure a positive learning environment throughout the 1-on-1 interactions they facilitate.

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Customized Curriculum & Training

Our programs are successful at engaging adults and seniors who are isolated, who have language barriers, or who are otherwise difficult to reach. We’ve worked with Toronto Public Health, Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto, and others to develop lessons for important content that young people can teach 1-on-1.