Realize Your Potential Youth Society of Alberta, a privately funded registered non-profit organization, seeks support for our innovative and cost-effective NewLife Youth ReGeneration program. The robust program has a 3-year proven track record and an impressive average 75% success rate in high school completion rates. Post-secondary graduation rates, community involvement, and pro-social behaviours increase. The program has successfully empowered descendants of the black diaspora to turn their own lives around with the support of professionally trained facilitators, mental health professionals and educators.
Realize Your Potential Youth Society of Alberta is currently focused on scaling up our NewLife Youth ReGeneration program to impact 75 black youth positively and would like to determine Atkinson Foundation’s interest in supporting this effort. We seek $10,800 ($3,600 per youth) to pay the direct cost of three youth to attend the NewLife Youth ReGeneration program. Weekly one-on-one and group mentoring sessions allow the black child to address individualized needs and accomplish short- and longer-term personal life goals. Youth-led mentoring builds trust, rapport, capacity, and resiliency, developing a powerful partnership with the youth, employing best practice self-assessment, goal setting and coaching tools. The NewLife Youth ReGeneration program helps youth develop a realistic plan for moving forward in core life areas. Including education and training, employment and career, health and wellness, community connection, and a sense of belonging, connecting them to other well-established community supports as required. Realize Your Potential Youth Society of Alberta tracks the progress of our participants and measures overall program outcomes and success.:
NewLife Youth ReGeneration program is not counselling or therapy, which both deal with fixing and the past. The NewLife Youth ReGeneration program is a specific conversational process that fosters self-directed learning and helps black youth get from where they are to where they want to be in the future. In the NewLife Youth ReGeneration program, the black youth is in the driver’s seat and entirely in control of their destiny and fate. Our facilitators and youth mentors act as caring nonjudgemental advocates and allies. Helping the youth explore what is important to them, guiding them to access their values and strengths to build confidence, move forward, and ultimately create a new vision and reality for their lives.
Realize Your Potential Youth Society of Alberta has and continues to build a diversified team of passionate professional facilitators and youth mentors who receive additional specialized training and ongoing support from our program around best practices for facilitating and mentoring.
The Realize Your Potential Youth Society of Alberta has supported and empowered 300 descendants of the black diaspora (13-24) in Calgary to reach their full potential in life. Realize Your Potential Youth Society of Alberta does this by designing and delivering our targeted and effective program NewLife Youth ReGeneration program. The powerful Four Pillars that the Realize Your Potential Youth Society of Alberta use to strengthen and support the community are Education, Economic Empowerment, Mentoring and Health & Wellness. And a whole range of life and job skills projects, implementing best practices and building strategic partnerships with the school systems and like-minded community-based agencies and funders.
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