Skills At Work COMING SOON

Do you have a background in the Trades, Youth social work, Education, and or with Youth in the Justice system? We are seeking experienced and passionate individuals to join SFL’s Advisory group to support the development of its newest Life Skills and Youth Support Program. Apply Today!

The school-to-prison pipeline is real, current, and disheartening; especially for Black, Indigenous and other marginalized groups. The most critical time in a person’s life that could dictate their future is their teen years. A record, getting kicked out of school, depression, and falling into the wrong crowds are all current elements that need to be addressed. In response to this situation, Skills For Life was founded in 2016 as a non-profit organization, engaging youth to keep them motivated and fill a gap between hard skills and soft life skills. The initiative saw great success especially with marginalized and ethnic youth. Early and continued success has inspired and demonstrated a need to reach more youth and build a sustainable program to create the necessary structures for mentorship and opportunities to acquire and apply skills. This is where the idea for Skills at Work (SAW) is born, providing youth with valuable professional and life skills, while at the same time engaging with their neighbors and community members to grow stronger sense of belonging and self-esteem through trusted relationships.