About Us


The Black Youth Mentorship and Leadership Program is a unique, made-in- Alberta contribution to socially and economically empower Black youth in grades 10 and 11, to contribute meaningfully to Canadian society. The goal of the Program is to improve economic outcomes, community belonging, and leadership skills, as well as foster a positive cultural identity for Black youth, the mentees. 

The Program aims to engage Black youth in innovative research and provide them with an internship opportunity to maximize their experiential learning and facilitate their upward mobility. 

The primary objectives of the Program are to:

  1. Increase leadership skills of Black youth
  2. Increase post-secondary entry and completion rate for Black youth
  3. Foster community belonging for Black youth
  4. Create a positive cultural identity for Black youth and,
  5. Increase the ability of Black youth to tackle issues of racism and discrimination