The Youth to Postsecondary (Y2P) education project provides free-of-charge academic upgrading and life skills training to young adults living in the Jane and Finch community. This programming makes it possible to transition into college and apprenticeship courses or the workforce, improving their career opportunities and future prosperity.
In this priority neighbourhood:
- 62 per cent of the residents are newcomers
- English is often their second language
- Twenty-three per cent are considered low income
- Youth struggle academically and may end up leaving school early, joining the more than 40,000 annual high school dropouts in Canada.