Youth Justice Intervention Program

The Youth Justice Intervention Program is founded on evidence- based literature. The program will include a combination of Life Skills, Education, Family Training (including assistance with transitions), Employment Opportunities, Mentorship with older Muslim youth in Markham, and Sports/Recreational activities. Youth will be encouraged to participate with the help of local high schools in order to take advantage of the program.

 

There are four modules in the Youth Justice Intervention Program.

Module 1: Self-Reflection, Identity & How to Address Hate

Being a Muslim youth in a Canadian society, there is often confusion and frustration about how to bridge these identities. This module aims to strengthen the foundation of identity that many youths may be struggling with. This module will engage individuals to reflect on social location and identity, facilitate exercises to build confidence and self-esteem, inform about how to address hate/online hate and Islamophobia, and empower youth to be confident in their Canadian Muslim identity.

This workshop is open to youth aged 15 to 20. It will become available for other age groups in the upcoming months.

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Module 2: Career & Educational Opportunities

This module works directly towards our objective to decrease employment barriers, by providing youth of all ages with necessary tips, strategies and training to be successful in their career endeavors. Youth will be learning about career and educational exploration, transitioning into the next life stage (e.g., high school, university, workplace), coping with stress and family pressure, effective communication tips and styles and how to handle issues within school, such as bullying or cyberbullying.

This workshop is open to youth aged 15 to 20. It will become available for other age groups in the upcoming months.

Module 3: Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental health is just as important as one’s physical health, and this program series works to emphasize that. This workshop will help create awareness and sensitivity about the mental health issues that youth may face, including mood disorders, sadness and depression, and anxiety and stress management. It will also work to identify healthy coping methods to anxiety, anger and stress, and creative awareness around the stigma of seeking helping and using available resources.

 This workshop is open to youth aged 15 to 20. It will become available for other age groups in the upcoming months. 

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Module 4: Relationships & Support Systems

Support systems are important to advise and counsel individuals through the daily stresses of life. This workshop aims to identify the types of support systems, and guides youth about how to build good family bonds and mentorships. There is also a segment about how to deal with failure and changes, including communication strategies, as well as awareness about domestic violence and other forms of abuse.

This workshop is open to youth aged 15 to 20. It will become available for other age groups in the upcoming months.