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YMCA OF GREATER TORONTO 2010 YOUTH LEADERSIP ADVISOR CONFERENCE. Reaching for Potential. ICE BREAKER. Heidi McLeod Teen Initiative Association Workgroup Member. TEEN STORY. Andrew Kowalchuk Scarborough Newcomer Youth Leadership Corp. Share and Show Teen Stories. Jillian Sewell

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YMCA OF GREATER TORONTO2010YOUTH LEADERSIPADVISOR CONFERENCE

Reaching for Potential


ICE BREAKER

Heidi McLeod

Teen Initiative

Association Workgroup Member


TEEN STORY

Andrew Kowalchuk

Scarborough

Newcomer Youth Leadership Corp


Share and Show Teen Stories

Jillian Sewell

Teen Initiative

Association Workgroup Member


LUNCH


Into the Future

Dedric Nelson

Teen Initiative

Association Workgroup (Chair)


Income Gap“Greater Trouble in Greater Toronto, Child Poverty in the GTA” reveals that 50 per cent of Ontario’s children in poverty now live in the GTA, up from 44 per cent in 1997. In the City of Toronto, all growth in the number of children living in poverty since 1997 occurred in the inner suburbs, where abysmally high rates of child poverty now surpass those of downtown. 16% of GTA Children 16 and under live in poverty


Income Gap – Cont’dThe share of GTA children living in poverty is up from 1997 in Peel (now 22%) andYork Region (12%).Source: Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (2008)


Physical Activity GapOnly 12% of Canadian children and youth are meeting Canada’s physical activity guidelines of 90 minutes per day. 


Physical Activity Gap – Cont’dCanadian kids are spending six hours a day in front of television, video game and computer screens - over the course of a week, that is as much time as their parents spend at work. Source: Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card (2010).


EducationGap1 in 4 students do not graduate, the largest numbers are students of Aboriginal, Black(African heritage), Hispanic, Portuguese, Middle Eastern background. Source: TDSB Achievement Gap Task Force Report (May 17, 2010).


Vision: Our communities will be home to the healthiest Children,Teens,and Young Adults.Impact: All Children, Teens, and Young Adults will achieve their full potential


Our Tasks: To translate the Teen Strategy across the association in a manner that ensures it takes traction and becomes an integral part of how we deliver all teen programming and serviceIncrease availability of teen programming across the Association and teen involvement in the YMCA.


Service Goals


Teens are meaningfully engaged across our Association, continually influencing the development and delivery of our programs and servicesWorking with Teens, we have co-created opportunities for them to build their sense of identity, competence, confidence, connectedness, and well being


Teens feel safe and welcome in our programsThe YMCA is a leader in increasing access to post-secondary education by Young Adults who are the first in their family to have opportunity


Service Objectives


Program Excellence & AlignmentDevelop a consistent approach to Teen programming incorporating HealthyAdolescence Development Resources (HADR) as well as the Four-Fold Approach(encompassing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health).


Teen EngagementEngage Teens in meaningful volunteerism and philanthropic experience in order to develop leadership skills.Learn, Grow & Lead


Create a Supportive EnvironmentCollaborate with Teens in order to create a Teen-supportive environment.Involve participants with adults who have come to understand and experience young people as capable, gifted and able to collaborate in the creation of a more inclusive and peaceful society.


Capacity Building – Within Y and Community Build a strong community support network through partnerships, collaboration and advocacy


Encourage VoiceImplement a Teen engagement strategy that will continually provide voice and influence on the creation, development and implementation of Association practices and programs.


Diversity & Social InclusionWork to eliminate barriers associated with marginalized Teen groups (newcomers, early school leavers, homeless, those with disabilities and mental healthchallenges).


Evidence Based Impact & AdvocacyBecome thought-leaders by conducting evidence-based research and advocacyrelated to the needs of Teens in our community.


KEY AREAS OF FOCUSThe (2010 to 2012) Teen Strategy implementation plan will require all programs, locations, regions delivering services to Teens to ENHANCE the following key areas:


KEY AREAS OF FOCUS – CONT’D1)Youth Voice2) Quality of Experience3) Recruitment of Positive Adult Role Models


Questions?


GUEST PRESENTERINTRODUCTION

Tracey Addison

Teen Initiative

Association Workgroup Member


APPLY IT!

Stoney McCart

Director, Centre of Excellence

for Youth Engagement

Executive Director, The Students Commission


SHARE THE POWER AND HEAR THE VOICES

Tom Clement

Executive Director

Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto


REGIONAL GROUP DEBRIEFS

Durham

York

Peel/Halton

Toronto North

Toronto South


DAY 1 WRAP-UPACTIVITIES


WELCOME BACK!


TEEN STORY

Chris Bowman

Brampton HFR

Youth Leadership Corp.


LEARN, GROW, LEAD

Zoe Jameson

CYFD , York Region

Community Programs


YLC and the 4 Fold Approach

Megan Thomas and FalgunTrivedi

York Region Employment

Youth Leadership Corps.


LUNCH


YMCA CONNECTIONS AT A GLANCE

Shayna Szymkowicz - Global Awareness

Erin Gorman YMCA - YMCA National and Provincial Programs


YMCA CONNECTIONS AT A GLANCE CONT’D

Ian Nyman - Employability Skills

James Watson - Green Initiatives


Your Focus is to Regionally Enhance: 1. Teen Voice Opportunities2. The Quality of the Experience3. The Recruitment of Positive Adult Role Models


MAKING REGIONAL CONNECTIONS


We will accomplish this by enhancing our ability to:1. Transfer knowledge to practice (translate   the strategy into our daily work.2. Share the vast array of development opportunities for youth, staff, volunteers and community partners working with youth that within our internal & external community.


Success will look like:1. One Comprehensive YMCA Teen Strategy2. Our Youth Engagement Process is developed, understood and used throughout all services. 3. Serve more youth in more communities 4. All Youth Leadership programs have adequate base funding5. First two years of Strategic Plan outputs and outcomes are achieved.


REGIONAL GROUP DEBRIEFS

Durham

York

Peel/Halton

Toronto North

Toronto South


The Task:In your groups:1. Get to know each other, what role each of you plays and what assets each of you bring to regional YLC programming. 2) Begin the process of brainstorming ideas to regionally enhance the three areas of focus.


The Task:In your groups:1) Spend some time getting to know each other and each other’s approach to YLC programming. 2) Beginning to brainstorm ideas as to how to enhance the three areas of focus.


DINNER


SHARE OUR SUCCESS STORIES

WHICH DEMONSTRATE

“YOUTH VOICE”


EVENING SOCIAL


WELCOME BACK!


TEEN STORY

Kelly McBride

Play It Forward

York Region


PLANNING THE 2010-2011 YLC YEAR

Dedric Nelson


Your Focus is to Regionally Enhance: 1. Teen Voice Opportunities2. The Quality of the Experience3. The Recruitment of Positive Adult Role Models


We will accomplish this by enhancing our ability to:1. Transfer knowledge to practice (translate   the strategy into our daily work.2. Share the vast array of development opportunities for youth, staff, volunteers and community partners working with youth that within our internal & external community.


Success will look like:1. One Comprehensive YMCA Teen Strategy2. Our Youth Engagement Process is developed, understood and used throughout all services. 3. Serve more youth in more communities 4. All Youth Leadership programs have adequate base funding5. First two years of Strategic Plan outputs and outcomes are achieved


THE WORKPLAN AND A FEW KEY DATES


BREAK


REGIONAL GROUPS REVIEW KEY CONFERENCE LEARNINGS


NEXT STEPS

Dedric Nelson


THANK YOU!!!


LUNCH


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