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Leads Employment Services: Youth Leadership Development Program

Stratford Times September Issue: 

Calling Stratford youth! Register for the 2021 Youth Leadership Development (YLD) program facilitated by Leads Employment Services, a leader in diversity hiring.  Whether you want to meet new people, complete your high school volunteer hours, develop leadership, mentorship, and/or work-related skills, or find fun and meaningful ways to get more involved in your community, this program is for you. Who? Available to youth with and without disabilities between the ages of 15 and 30 who are living in Stratford Perth County. We are an inclusive program.  What? YLD is a volunteer based program that works independently with each participant. Upon registration you will meet with a Youth Coach who will learn about your goals and interests to best match you with volunteer positions. You will also be given the opportunity to take part in training courses such as First Aid/CPR, Safe Food Handling, and Smart Serve.  This past summer, volunteers have cared for kittens at the Alley Cat Cat Café, planted vegetables in The Local’s community garden, and hosted a yoga/meditation class for Emily Murphy Centre. Where? Volunteers have worked both in person and virtually. Want to volunteer virtually, but do not have access to a computer? We will provide participants with a laptop upon completing registration. Why? Have fun while giving back to your community and build new skills and experiences to prepare you for a successful future. When? Volunteer at your own pace with times and opportunities that best fit your schedule. Text or call Katelyn at 519 703 6017 or by email at katelyn.braniff@leadsservices.com to begin registration or get more information. We cannot wait to meet you!

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United Way Perth Huron Youth in Action Grant

United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) is seeking 14-25 year-olds with ideas to address youth issues in Perth and/or Huron Counties. UWPH’s Youth in Action Grants (YIAG) are an opportunity for youth to access up to $1,000 to develop and implement projects that address important issues in their community. Past grant recipients have shown how creative the youth of Perth and Huron Counties can be.
 
For more information, or to set up an interview with Megan Partridge, UWPH Director of Governance and Community Impact, please call 1-877-818-8867 or 519-271-7730 or email mpartridge@perthhuron.unitedway.ca