WHO ARE WE?

Youth Taking Flight

“Soaring To New Heights”

 

VISION STATEMENT:

Propelling youth to embrace their creativity, learn STEM, learn to lead and leave an enduring mark on the world.

 

OUR MISSION:

Youth Taking Flight is a youth-serving organization dedicated to providing engaging and impactful STEM educational experiences for at-risk youth with particular focus on Black, Indigenous,  People of Colour ages 12 -24.  Within a dynamic, relational framework, we encouraging creativity and facilitate specialized skills training while delivering meaningful programs that promote positive growth in young people.

 

Founded in 2017, Youth Taking Flight continues to provide engaging learning experiences for youth ages 12-24 in the fields of Aerospace and Aviation, Digital Literacy, Workplace Skills Development, Leadership and Mentorship Training. We promote youth participation in every aspect of program planning and delivery.

YTF engages youth in interactive learning, building a support system between participants, linking youth to mentors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), exposing youth to new pathways and potential careers in STEM, and increasing their awareness of the achievements of black inventors and innovators in Canada and around the world.

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OUR MANDATE

  • To work with youth, particularly those at risk, to promote positive self-development

  • To promote the increased involvement and participation of black, indigenous and youth of colour in STEM learning

  • To create a platform for youth to network, share ideas, and build positive support systems

  • To develop youth leaders and mentors.

  • To achieve gender parity in all programs promoting involvement of girls in STEM

  • To provide affordable programs for youth

  • To expose youth to new pathways and potential careers in STEM

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