Youth cafés: creating youth-friendly spaces

Providing physical spaces where young people feel valued and empowered is essential to positive youth development. Safe spaces for youth should be places where young people can come together to express themselves and engage in decision-making processes that impact their lives. Youth should have an active and on-going role in creating a youth-friendly space, including … Continue reading Youth cafés: creating youth-friendly spaces

On youth work and bullshit jobs

Before I was fairly educated and passionate about social change, I was the almost-all-encompassing poster child for Canada's oppressed and marginalized group: A young, poor immigrant black girl living in one of Toronto's priority neighbourhoods. Fast forward a few years and post-secondary education, I was elated to have stumbled into the field of youth work. … Continue reading On youth work and bullshit jobs