UforChange knows that by promoting and nurturing a strong, creative culture, we can create a better world. UforChange works with new Canadian and low-income youth living in and around St. James Town to inspire them and give them the tools to succeed by providing support and resources to pursue higher education, volunteering, job shadowing and/or employment opportunities. We connect youth with professionals, artists, and community leaders who help them to use the arts as a vehicle for economic, cultural and social change.
At the core of the program is a unique methodology: an exploration of arts and life skills that is both participant guided and founded in experiential learning. UforChange provides a six month, structured and intensive arts, culture and life skills program for youth, followed by another 9 months of participant selected projects, fully facilitated by staff and volunteers. Our methodology has demonstrated proven results for youth by helping them to make friends, build skills, find confidence, formulate and follow through on a plan for their future, all while developing a stronger sense of community, belonging and pride.
Every young person in the City of Toronto is confident and empowered to pursue their dreams through free access to creative, arts-based education.
UforChange inspires better futures for communities, newcomers and youth through a welcoming, inclusive and participant-centred use of educational and arts-based programs and experiential learning.