Written by Dina Hall
Published in The Toronto Star
The newly formed United Way Toronto and York Region hopes to raise $100 million by December for community organizations and social services across the region — the charity’s largest local campaign goal.
The organization hopes to put more resources this year into tackling youth unemployment and youth success programs. That could include things such as mentorship workshops and expanded employment partnerships with colleges and businesses. A series of consultations showed that landing a first job out of school was a big concern for youth.
“We’ve worked in collaboration with CivicAction and Ten Thousand Coffees to create a platform for mentorship, and we’re looking at all kinds of very tangible things that youth can do to actually launch their own careers,” McIsaac said.
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