Yumi Numata

Manager, Communications & Knowledge Mobilization

The word that sums up my hope for the YouthREX project is OPENNESS

My past experiences with youth, youth organizing and community engagement

Prior to joining YouthREX, I worked with the Council of Educators of Toronto (CET), developing and coordinating the unique initiative that brings together colleges, universities, school boards and community to work collectively on enhancing access to post-secondary education for underrepresented youth in Toronto. I am also the co-founder of XYBOOM, a non-profit organization inspired in part by my passion for supporting young people to meaningfully pursue their career aspirations, and a desire to find new ways of conceptualizing ‘work’ and ‘success’ within the evolving workplace/workforce. I also volunteer with GYC and On Your Mark tutoring, and have been a mentor with the Youth Opportunities Unlimited program.

What excites me the most

I am excited to be part of creating/facilitating this innovative space that brings together so many stakeholders to collaborate, learn from each other and share their passion for young people in Ontario. I’m especially excited for YouthREX to find ways to honour and amplify the voices and work of all the amazing grassroots youth organizers in the province.