Markham African Caribbean Canadian  Association

Youth Empowerment Conference

On ​Thursday, April 18​th​, ​2019 From 9:30am - 2:30pm, ​we are hosting the​ Design Your Future;  Black Youth Legacy Project at York University.​ This year, we are joining  forces with ​flightunit,​ led by Christoff Kyere and his team as well as York  University’s ​Roots 4 Change​ and  ​YouthRex​  to create a unique opportunity  for young black males to have a sustainable impact on their futures. Using a  design thinking approach, participants will be presented with a challenge and  be given time and mentor support to help design a solution. Students will  present their ideas to a panel of professionals for questions and feedback.  The conference will allow youth to take on a solutions- based approach to  community challenges. With this leadership opportunity, youth will develop  as emerging leaders and change-makers. Participants will be invited to  consider the challenge as it relates to poverty, anti-black racism,  infrastructure and access. The end goal is to help eliminate barriers to  success for black youth and families and deliver solutions for more equitable,  harmonious communities.

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