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.
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2020 RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS CAMPAIGN!
Due to the Covid 19 crisis, we are not able to get out in the community and do our 2020 Random Acts of Kindness campaign as planned, but we won't let that stop us! We've found ways to spread positively and uplift our community while practicing social distancing and helping work towards a safer tomorrow.
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.