Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been cancelled. Please say tuned for future collaborations between YouthREX and the Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association.
On Saturday, April 25th, 2020, the Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association, in partnership with YouthREX, is hosting the Design Your Future: Black Youth Legacy Conference at York University.
Using a design thinking approach, participants will be presented with a challenge and be given time and mentor support to help develop 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 their collective experiences as Black youth in the GTA. The end goal is to help eliminate barriers to success for Black youth and families, and deliver solutions for more equitable, harmonious communities.
We are asking educators and guardians to bring their students and children to be part of this important event. This type of endeavour delivers a message to our young people that they are a part of a village of caring adults who are invested in their futures. We believe that this type of support is critical to the success of our future leaders.
Please review the package at the Learn More link to confirm your interest.