The Engaged Immigrant Youth
Program is dedicated to working with school communities to support youth to
stay in school and improve their chances of pursuing meaningful employment
and educational opportunities.
Youth who move to Canada as
older teens face a number of challenges which may prevent them from
connecting fully with their school and community. These challenges
include learning English, the complexities of a new culture, the demands of
school work, and making new friendships at school.
The Engaged Immigrant Youth Program
targets immigrant youth in Grades 10, 11 and 12 attending VSB
schools. New immigrant and refugee youth in these grades are often at
risk for not completing secondary school due to their lack of engagement
with their school.