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YELL exemplifies community engagement in action. We work with universities, companies, NPOs, school districts and governments to bring skill-building academic experiences and opportunities to youth.
Students hear stories from local entrepreneurs and business leaders and learn to work effectively alongside dedicated mentors who guide them through the journey of building their own business venture.
Beyond the classroom.
Companies open their doors to give our students a glimpse into the world outside of the classroom. Through industry exploration activities, students can experience a day in the life of a business professional.
YELL also relies on the generous grants and donations from our community partners to create relevant programming and impactful experiences for youth.
Don’t just take our word for it!
The insights these students gain through YELL instill powerful lessons of hard work and strategic thinking. YELL is an important asset to the students and their community. I wish I’d had access to a program like this when I was younger, and certainly before I started my own business.
In an education system that has changed only a small amount over the last decade, the YELL program creates a unique opportunity for students to think outside of the box and come up with ideas.
It’s hard to learn about the realities of entrepreneurship. We can help students to get a glimpse of it by taking them through the program and sharing our own experiences.
The importance of inspiring entrepreneurial thinking in youth before post-secondary cannot be overstated. The ability to adapt to, create, and dunlock opportunities for themselves will help them succeed in post-secondary, but more importantly, succeed as citizens and leaders in a rapidly changing world.
YELL is a wonderful opportunity for students to connect to mentors in the community. The program helps take the theoretical of school, and make it practical. It has quickly become a marque program in our district.
Every single week I think to myself “I wish I had something like this when I was younger. YELL should be mandatory to take in every high school in our country.”
PARAMJIT & GURDIP
TERRY & LINDA MCPHAIL
As a Registered Canadian Charity, YELL relies on the generous financial support of our Community Partners to help us support the next generation of leaders.
It takes a community to raise a generation of innovators, see some of our supporters below: