Empowering youth-led social entrepreneurship
Imagine taking supervised teams of youth from equity neighbourhoods out to do paid work supporting communities. Now add a weekly series of workshops on equity, self-worth, and the importance of working together, as well as mentoring in business and career skills. In partnership with the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, CLIMB is about empowering youth-led social entrepreneurship while offering valuable work experience. A three-month pilot project that could shift how “at-risk” youth view themselves, their world, and their future possibilities. CLIMB will give youth “on-the-rise” a sense of worth, a sense of belonging, and the ability to uplift their communities as well.