Urban neighbourhoods and why place matters

In my post, The impact of poverty on education for youth living in low-income neighborhoods in Toronto, I explored the effects poverty has on education and critiqued the quality of education young people living in low-income neighborhoods receive.  The key point I tried to make was that schools located in low-income neighborhoods are largely disadvantaged because … Continue reading Urban neighbourhoods and why place matters

The attention economy and the ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’

In today's episode of Corporate America Foolishness, H&M, a retail company beloved for its trendy clothing, has come under scrutiny for using a black child to model a sweatshirt sporting the phrase 'coolest monkey in the jungle.' In today's political climate...             My initial reaction was, now they are trolling us. This … Continue reading The attention economy and the ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’

Critical youth work

Historically, the primary focus of youth work has been on risk prevention and rehabilitation, such as delinquency and drug addiction, and to keep youth off the streets, known as a person-centered approach.3 Such approach has led to service providers to regard young people as problems requiring a solution or intervention. Recently, youth programs and initiatives have shifted … Continue reading Critical youth work