All PACT Life & Job Skills Community Service Programs work to empower youth while developing a sense of accomplishment
They foster team-building, develop self-esteem and also act as a stepping stone to future employment and/or more advanced training, apprenticeship or educational opportunities.
The PACT Urban Peace Program takes a holistic approach to reducing youth crime within our urban communities. It is important to ensure that at-risk youth are channeled into experiential skills-based programs to “ignite a passion” and lead to higher education or employment opportunities. Life and job skills need to be taught to all youth, and especially those who are at risk, not currently attending school and/or are in conflict with the law.
PACT has developed a whole range of innovative projects for youth that are decentralized and community-based with some also offered as after-school programming in priority neighbourhoods. They are all introductory in nature and geared towards youth between the ages of 13-21.
All projects are designed to instill confidence and develop self-esteem while also providing youth with an opportunity to complete required volunteer and community service hours by including a contribution component. They also give youth practical real world experience that they do not usually receive in the traditional school environment.
Our Life & Job Skills Programs
Provided free-of-charge to youth, ages 13-21. To refer or apply for any Life & Job Skills program, please contact Ben Marshall at 416.656.8824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A culinary project teaching youth how to cook healthy food from around the world, culminating in a full-course meal for seniors or underprivileged members of the community.
More about PACTCooking here.
Grow to Learn Schoolyard Gardens
An urban agricultural gardening project connected to schools in priority neighbourhoods and producing thousands of pounds of organic heirloom produce for food banks and youth focused culinary/food programs (including our own) each year.
Read about our GTL Schoolyard Gardens here.
A project where youth are given a voice and make short films and public service announcements about issues that impact their personal lives and communities using professional film making equipment.
Read about PACTFilm here.
PACTBuild & Wall Finishing
A renovations and wall finishing project where youth develop practical and marketable plastering, patching, painting and finishing skills using an array of equipment as well as manual and power tools. Working as part of a crew youth apply their skills working out in the local community on real world outreach projects beautifying other charities and worthy not-for-profit organizations.
Read about PACTBuild here.
A real world sewing and design project where youth learn to make designer bags and clothing/dresses that are donated to underprivileged and homeless recipients. An advanced program supports youth in more advanced projects and assists in finding employment or education in the industry.
Read more about PACTFashion here.
Back by popular demand, this six week urban music workshop allows youth to explore any musical genres of their liking and provides them with the opportunity to learn the basics of an instrument (Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals). The six week workshop culminates in a concert for parents, friends and other community members with monies raised from ticket sales going back to support the Program.
Read more about PACTMusic here.
PACT Online Entrepreneur
Youth will learn the fundamentals of small business digital marketing, including product branding, website development and social media marketing.
Read more about PACT Online Entrepreneur here.
PACT LifeSkills and Community Service Projects are offered at several community, real world and school based locations around Toronto, North York, and Etobicoke.
For more information about PACT Life & Job Skills projects, please contact Ben Marshall at 416.656.8824 or email@example.com.