Started in 2023, EDGE West provides leadership training to Black youth (in Brampton) as they transition from adolescent to adulthood. Our goal is to:

  1. Build confidence and a progressive mindset along with core development competencies including conflict resolution, financial literacy, business planning, and essential communication skills (elevator pitch, networking, interview techniques).

  2. Develop and coach Black youth in how to use and adapt technology to their needs including Word/Excel business training.

  3. Develop practical strategies to break down barriers and to create and grow Black leaders mindset.

  4. Assess best practices, document and share training and support strategies in the areas of

    • Financing post secondary studies

    • Good mental health and developing well-rounded, healthy adults

  5. Help to improve the emotional well-being of 60-80 Black youth across the GTA (annually)

As tomorrow’s leaders, Black youth work to build confidence in the areas of Public Speaking and Communication.. Workshops work to develop a sense of belonging. Being PRESENT and having PRESENCE in every room they enter while overcoming the fear behind taking a seat at a table where they may be apprehensive because they do not see someone of their own reflection staring back at them. It’s about believing there’s no journey or bar to high to achieve.

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