Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe is excited to present the first Youth Empowerment Day (YEP) — Taking place on Saturday, Febuary 1st, 2020 at Georgian Bay District Secondary School.  The intention of this FREE day is to provide young people in North Simcoe between the ages of 14 to 18, with life lasting tools that will not only ignite well-being but #ignitepotential in themselves.

YEP Day 2020 programming will consist of inspirational speakers, educational workshops, and informative roundtables. Participants will have the option to choose four workshops out of a possible 9-12 and all participants will get to hear keynote speaker Julie MunschDirector, Special Projects and Equity Partner of and Daughter of Canadian Author Robert Munsch. Content of these workshops will vary from vision boarding and goal setting, developing a personal brand, self esteem & resilience, digital health and wellness, yoga, crossfit, LGBTQ (…), and more! Lunches will be provided for all participants. 

Time will also be dedicated for youth to partake in self care practises such as massage, reiki, and chiropractic care.  With the guidance of community leaders, industry professionals, and youth service providers, youth participants will leave YEP Day feeling empowered and confident that they can advocate for their best possible futures

If you or your child attends one of the following schools, encourage them to fill out our Student Planning Tool by January 21st, 2020 — this tool will help us provide a day that speaks to the needs and interests of the youth attending:

  • Georgian Bay District Secondary School
  • St. Theresa’s Catholic High School
  • Elmvale District High School
  • North Simcoe Learning Centre
  • Simcoe Shores Secondary School
  • Le Caron Secondary School

Registration forms for the day will be provided after January 21st, 2020 — but we encourage those interested in participating in the day to reach out to either JoAnn Stephan, Executive Director or Hunter Markle, Fundraising and Community Development Coordinator at Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe at (705) 526-5051,  to your High School principals/administration, or fill out the form below to hold your spot.

Youth Empowerment Day 2020

Please submit the following form to reserve your spot in Youth Empowerment Day (YEP) 2020.