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 at-risk children and 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.
Recently, we were also shortlisted to receive the prestigious Governor General's Canada History Community Engagement award for 2019. We're currently preparing to perform our 6th Black History Month Original Production entitled "SAY IT LOUD, BLACK & PROUD"
MAKE YOUR IMPACT
POWERFILLED YOUTH T.O
61 Canmore Blvd. Gymnasium
Ticket info coming soon....
Top 25 Finalist for the 2019 Canada History Governor Generals Award for Community Engagement
CROOKED RIVER BASIC SCHOOL GIVEBACK PROJECT
PowerFilled Youth TO is excited about our 1st International outreach initiative. In November 2018, one of our goals was to send school snack and supplies to a basic school in Crooked River, Jamaica that we had learned was in dire need of support. We successfully shipped 2 Barrels of food and school supplies to Jamaica.
When the principal sent us videos of all of the students to show how excited they were, but what we noticed was the very poor conditions of the students desks and chairs. We also learned that this basic school for children 3 to 7 years old, did not have any playground.
We have since embarked on a mission to change purchase new desk and chairs for these students and also build a playground. It's a big task, but we are determined to make it a reality by Spring 2020.
Look out for fundraising initiatives and events as well as updates as we put our plans into motion. If you'd like to donate, please click the link below.
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.
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.