MAKE YOUR IMPACT
POWERFILLED YOUTH T.O
Empowering the Next Generation
We at PowerFilled Youth TO are strong believers in the ability of our youth to succeed regardless of their circumstance and socioeconomic status.
PowerFilledYouth TO (PFYTO) is designed to help youth reach their goals and fulfill their highest potential while engaging positively with their communities and city and learning about black history and culture. Through in-depth discussions and debates, mentor-ship, skills workshops, leadership activities, dramatic arts and various community outreach initiatives and projects, we are able to provide a welcoming environment that supports positive youth development.
Community outreach is one of the core aspects of our program. Monthly paint-nights with the local seniors homes, walkathons and drives aimed at helping the less fortunate, community clean ups and other free events are just a few of the ways in which we show our continued commitment to creating positive community engagement opportunities. Empowering youth and allowing them the opportunity to participate in the community has shown to benefit their development meaningfully.
Another key and unique component of the PowerFIlledYouth Program is the performing arts aspect. Each year we create original, educational, entertaining and empowering black history productions which include music, dance, media, visual and dramatic art and spoken word components. The benefits of participating in performing arts programs are undeniable. There are various positive personal and academic outcomes we seen demonstrated ranging from improvement in children and youth's development as a whole to enhancement in the children and youth's cognitive, motor, physical and social skills. Arts programs have been proven to build confidence and improve communication, listening, concentrations and memory skills and contribute to healthy social and emotional development.
February 28th was our 6th annual original Black History Month production which has a great success. The PFYTO team performed for more than 200 members of the East Scarborough community, sharing our knowledge and teaching our audience about everything from New World Slave Trade to the Royal legacies of Kings and Queens of Ancient Africa; the significance of the Kaepernick protest to the impact of women in Hip Hop and Motown music and so much more. Check out these highlights for this years event below!
Click to see more information about this and community outreach projects and initiatives
The PFYTO team meets weekly examining various character development traits - their meaning, importance and relevance in today's society. generally we will follow up our discussion and debates with an activity related to the theme.
Once a month we have a guest mentor from the community to do our version of "TED talks", which is basically a short inspirational or motivational discussion with the group based on personal life experience.
2020 RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS CAMPAIGN!
Look out for the PowerFilledYouth team performing random acts of kindness in and around the GTA starting March 23rd 2020. A little act of kindness can go a long way!
POWERFILLEDYOUTH FEATURED ON ELLEN!!!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Ellen Degeneres and team for this truly memorable moment and your incredible generousity.