It's hard to be independent when you don't have a job, and it's even harder to feel like you have control over your life when you're not earning an income. Our youth is our future, and we are passionate about providing them with opportunities to develop and sense of self-worth and independence. Through our youth employment programs, we know we can help them reach their full potential.
At-risk youth need supported opportunities to participate in the workforce and achieve their employment goals. Our youth employment programs help young adults (ages 15-19) develop life skills and hands-on employment experience. Through our mentorship, they learn general workplace expectations, practical workplace training and etiquette. These skills will help them develop into confident professionals who will thrive in any environment. Youth can then connect with placement employers for opportunities to get real-life work experience, which is essential to their success.
When you contribute to our youth employment programs, you directly impact the employability of the Regina community. Our programs support youth from diverse backgrounds, including those who have been involved in the criminal justice system or who have experienced homelessness or other barriers to traditional employment opportunities.
We know that regular employment is so important for young people. It gives them independence and helps them work towards their goals. With your donation, we can ensure that every young person in our community has a chance at success!
Youths (15-21) are referred to YTU through the Ministry of Social Services.
Youth Transitions Unit
Youth Transitions Unit (YTU) is devoted to helping at-risk youth ages 15-21 who are in the process of transitioning into independent living. Youth who are transitioning often have little connection with the community or the skills needed to live on their own. YTU aims to build these connections through one-on-one mentorship. Life skill areas worked on in the Youth Transitions Unit program include all areas concerned with housing, health and hygiene, job experience, community connections, emergency planning, and goal setting.
In addition to building connections and life skills, the Youth Transitions Unit (YTU) aims to help youth find gainful employment. Employment is a key part of independent living, and we work hard to find jobs for our students that are in line with their interests and skill levels. Street Culture Project is committed to helping young people transition into adulthood in a positive way by providing them with the skills they need to succeed as adults and community members.
Obtaining a valid driver’s license is crucial for continuing employment and ensuring that young workers have a reliable way of getting to work each day.
Give SCP Youth candidates a huge advantage with certification opportunities for mandatory training for industries that require it.
Supports Youth who have found employment to be dressed for success on their first day with the proper clothing and tools they need and promotes a higher range of skills.
Our mission is to recognize the employment challenges present for homeless Youth and who experience barriers to employment to help them find and maintain meaningful jobs in the community.