The Federal government recently released its 2021 Budget recognizing Youth Stars Foundation as one of three mentioned community-based organizations with the qualified reach and expertise to empower, advocate for, and lift up Black Canadians.
“Youth Stars Foundation (Montréal, QC): This organization supports vulnerable youth populations, including Black youth, by offering a variety of programs and workshops that use the arts, sports, dance, and music to foster life skills, promote self-esteem, and strengthen interpersonal skills.”
In its commitment to address systemic racism due to long standing inequities highlighted by COVID-19, the federal government proposes a budget to support Youth Stars Foundation and other non-profits across Canada in its “Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative”.
“It means a great deal to have our community work recognized at a Federal level” says Malik Shaheed, Founder and Director of Youth Stars Foundation. “We need to use the current climate’s momentum to effect real changesstarting with our youth, our schools and our communities.”
Who is Youth Stars Foundation
Youth Stars Foundation (YSF) is a Montreal run, non-profit organization, founded in 2008, serving a diverse linguistic and cultural youth population. Our programs and workshops motivate youth and convey positive learning messages that foster life skills and healthy living habits.
Current Programs & Events
May 8, 2021 West Island Youth Expo: Contestants’ business presentations (online)
May 26 – May 28, 2021 Leaders of Tomorrow: Black Youth Conference (online)
June 12, 2021 West Island United: A peaceful rally denouncing racism
July 5 – August 13, 2021 Youth Stars Summer camp