Updated: Oct 19
Hope for Community Development receives $25,000 from CRE for Youth Multicultural Education Program
With this investment, through the CREation Community Grants Program 's Shared Struggle and Solidarity Funding Stream, Hope for Community Development will create a space where Black and Indigenous Youth will come together to learn about each other’s history, lived reality, barriers and resilience. This will be done through gatherings and workshops/sessions.
The goal is to assist youth to understand each other better and to build an understanding of the differences and similarities between groups.
We expect to impact up to 100 youth. What we will considered a success is when black and indigenous youth make stronger strides toward self-determination and the right to cultural and social development through relationship building. We expect this project to help accelerate the growth and creativity in the black and indigenous communities and to increase access and opportunity in the black and indigenous communities in an online and in-person setting.
Youth-wellness in our black community and indigenous will improve because of Hope For Community Development's Youth Multicultural Education program. The programs will be designed to create a space where youth share ideas, promote healthy lifestyles, skill building, and social-emotional competencies for youth ages 15-29. Through participation in meaningful activities, youth will learn strategies to overcome challenges, build relationships and make healthy choices. Hope for Community Development recognize the growing challenges for Black and indigenous youth to prioritize and maintain their mental well-being. The program will help change that perspective and it will be a continuous improvement moving forward.
Hope for Community Development believe it's important for Black youth and indigenous youth to learn about multiculturalism and wellness. An accurate assessment will be conducted to test each youth’s readiness to participate in shared struggle and solidarity to help both communities to understand each other better and to build an understanding of the differences and similarities between groups. We expect least 80 youth to feel empowered to support each other and receive ongoing support and training to provide peer support in the community. At least 50 youth feel knowledgeable and confident about sharing cultural content to bring different communities together.
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