Trust 15 partners young people, in the Rexdale community, with positive role models and mentors to help build leadership within a culture of adaptability, openness, and resilience. Our programs take youth who are caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness, and dependencies and help them transform their lives towards a future of hope, joy, and lasting productivity. We exist to give “at-risk” kids in our community the social and educational tools to succeed in this society. This is accomplished through mentoring and positive role model intervention. Mentoring is a matter of trust; it is a structured & trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring and accountable individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the young person’s competence, self-esteem, and character.
NEED WITHIN THE COMMUNITY
Participants in the program are required to maintain an acceptable level of attendance at school and to be on track for obtaining their Ontario Secondary High School diploma. The program has proven itself by teaming with the community and we have witnessed remarkable chances in the development of these kids with respect to their education, personal growth, and their outlook on life.
By encouraging the participants to pursue their educational goals and pairing them with mentors who may have had similar experiences, the youth are able to witness the possibility of success regardless of one’s circumstances and thus are inspired to invest in their personal and professional development.