The Ontario Black Youth Action Plan (OBYAP) is a brand new, province-wide program for Black youth, which will support up to 25 locally developed mentorship initiatives across the province. There is a need for positive role models for Black youth not only across the province, but, more specifically, across Peel Region.
Black children and youth represent 44 per cent (70,700) of the 116,225 Black residents in Peel Region. Research shows that Black youth in Peel have little access to positive role models. What better way to combat that than with mentorship programs within the Black community?
If you’re an adult within the Black community and you want to have a massive impact on Black youth, and ultimately make a real difference, this incredible opportunity is for you. Here’s what Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel has to tell you about how you can get involved in their initiative: