We are committed to empowering youth.
YELL’s educational programs empower youth with the skills, knowledge and network they will need to take on the future.
Focused on youth.
Less than a quarter of graduating grade 12s felt prepared for a career and less than a third felt prepared for a post-secondary education* so we set out to create the course we wished had when we were in high school. As the world becomes more complex, our team continues to develop programs so youth receive relevant educational experiences that evolve with the times.
*Statistics sourced from BC Ministry of Education Satisfaction Surveys
Bridging the gap.
The YELL program is designed to feel like a university course to prepare students for the next phase in their educational journey, better-yet YELL is Canada’s first high school entrepreneurship program eligible for University credit.
YELL exemplifies massive community engagement in action. Our combination of teachers, guest speakers, mentors, industry exploration activities and pitches give youth a network of support that can help them navigate their futures. We work with universities, companies, NPOs, school districts and governments to bring 21st Century skill-building academic experiences and opportunities to youth.
YELL uses the principles of entrepreneurship to advance young leaders in any field. Through the integration of the United Nations SDGs, YELL is committed to developing global perspectives in youth and challenging them to tackle big ideas. We believe youth equipped with an entrepreneurial toolbox and a growth mindset will become creative problem solvers that will build a better future.
Our Commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
It’s not enough to mobilize the generation of innovators and hope they create a positive impact in our world. We must ensure that they are inspired to become the positive change makers we need to build a brighter future. YELL has made a commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Partnership online platform. The Partnerships for SDGs online platform is the United Nations’ global registry of voluntary commitments and multi-stakeholder partnerships made in support of sustainable development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These are our objectives:
- Introduce key concepts and lesson plans from SDG Resources for Educators library in YELL’s Entrepreneurship 12 course curriculum.
- Deliver YELL courses in school districts throughout Metro Vancouver and Rural communities in Northern BC.
- Support course content with SDG-relevant speakers, mentors and experiences.
- Encourage students to incorporate a variety of SDGs in their capstone projects and presentations.
- Developing global perspectives on problem-solving in youth, investing in their capabilities and promoting global citizenship.