PACT Life & Job Skills Community Service Projects aims to empower and teach at-risk and marginalized teens valuable, employable skills while providing a meaningful way to give back to the community. Many of our PACT youth programs are eligible for community service and volunteer hours. PACT programming is open to all youth ages 13-21.
Registration is limited so sign up for free Spring 2017 classes today!
Film, Cooking & Online Entrepreneur is held downtown at 180 Shaw St. between Dundas St and Queen St West (in the lower level Sketch area)
Fashion is held at The Make Den studios at Landsdowne/Bloor.
Music is held at 101 Portland St. in South Etobicoke.
PACTFilm: Film Classes for Teens ages 13-21
In this introductory film program, students learn how to produce a video about community issues with positive suggestions. Throughout the 10-week workshop, students learn how to write a viable screenplay, light, shoot, direct, and edit it – using broadcast-level digital video and editing equipment. More about PACTFilm here.
PACTCooking: Cooking Classes for Teens ages 13-21
In the introductory eight-week cooking course for teens, youth are introduced to different cuisines from around the world and especially those that reflect and celebrate their own ethnic backgrounds and heritage. The project culminates with a graduation dinner that allows them to create a menu and cook a meal for individuals in their community that could use the friendship and warmth. More about PACTCooking here.
PACT Online Entrepreneur: Setting Up Your Own E-Store
This eight-week hands-on course aims to provide a valuable real-life learning environment for youth through the development of an online store. Youth will learn the fundamentals of small business digital marketing, including product branding, website development and social media marketing. More about PACT Online Entrepreneur for teens here.
PACTMusic: Free Music Lessons for Teens
PACTMusic is a weekly urban music workshop specifically designed for at-risk and under-resourced youth, ages 13-21.
Students learn the basics of an instrument of their choice and take part in performing one or two cover songs, as well as collaborate on writing and crafting an original song. Read more about PACTMusic here.
PACTFashion: Sewing for Teens
In this 8-week introductory course, youth gain practical design, sewing and alteration skills, while working towards the ultimate goal of completing a finished garment or accessory that is donated to selected worthy recipients from across Toronto. Read more about PACTFashion here.