Project Development and Expansion

Project FLY (Future Leaders in Youth), is a workshop-based program that aims to empower at-risk youth to take advantage of opportunities in post-secondary education, employment, and entrepreneurship. Through interactive workshop, Project FLY educates youth on core topics which include the importance of post-secondary education, employment skills, environmental sustainability, leadership, financial literacy, professional soft skills, and entrepreneurship. We also run our yearly bilingual Pitch competition for high school students called Perfect Pitch and work with the school boards to fill gaps in the current school curriculum in the areas of nutrition and financial planning

This year, Project FLY’s objectives include:

•    Strengthening the current academic content for the Business & Nutrition workshops

•    Expand our content by looking for opportunities to transition into mental health workshops

•    Continuing to build on our relationships with current community partners (YMCA, JA, CLK Youth)

•    Building partnerships with local businesses and organizations willing to give specialized workshops to the youth attending our workshops

•    Expanding our presentations into school boards to build Perfect Pitch and impact more youth


-       Have great time management and organizational skills

-       Have the ability to think outside the box

-       Be perseverant and resourceful

-       Have excellent written and oral communication skills

-       Work in a cross-functional environment

-       Be passionate about youth education


-       Experience in writing grant applications or fundraising

-       Experience working with youth/students

-       An interest in mental health and/or incarcerated youth


-       Researching grant opportunities that are applicable to Project FLY (nutrition education, business workshops, Perfect Pitch)

-       Plan fundraising opportunities for upcoming year

-       Build relationships with potential sponsors or partners (speakers at workshops and Perfect Pitch)

-       Reach out to organizations working on Mental Health initiatives to see if there is potential for a partnership or a way to expand our curriculum

-       Help the Project Manager research the possibility of expanding to youth who are incarcerated or currently in rehabilitation facilities

-       Aiding in setting long-term goals and objectives


Enactus uOttawa

Enactus uOttawa, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5