The Element Youth Capital Program provides supports to vulnerable young people in the Toronto area, supporting: high school completion, financial literacy, employment skills, internships & mentoring, and entrepreneurship.
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The goal of the Element Youth Capital Program is to help vulnerable young people transitioning out of foster care to complete their educational goals, become financially empowered, and build skills and experience in employment preparation and entrepreneurship. Delivered in partnership with selected community partners, the program consists of 5 components:
- High school completion and post-secondary support
- Financial Literacy Online Training
- Pre-employment Skills Training
- Internships & Mentoring
- Entrepreneurial Skill Development
The work of the Element Youth Capital Program is an important strategic priority for the Children’s Aid Foundation. The specific and urgent needs targeted by the Element Youth Capital Program reaches a population of young people who are often overlooked due to their incomplete educational histories, lower than average grades, or inability to access the resources necessary to move on to a promising post-secondary education, or career path.
Despite their unstable circumstances, these youth demonstrate tremendous potential and simply require additional support and someone to believe in them to set them on their journey to success.
With the launch of this ground-breaking new program, the Element Youth Capital Program will create effective new solutions for young people leaving the care of the child welfare system through access to education, employment and ultimately, financial empowerment.