Project FLY (Future Leaders in Youth), is a workshop-deliverance based organization that aims to empower at-risk youth to take advantage of opportunities in post-secondary education, employment, and entrepreneurship. Through interactive workshops, 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 a yearly bilingual Pitch competition for high school students called Perfect Pitch and work with the school boards and organizations to build programs which fill gaps in their current curriculum in the areas such as nutrition, financial planning, mental health, and equity.
This year, Project FLY’s objectives include:
Building new partnerships with high schools who rank academically lower and organizations who work with youth in the justice system, face difficulty with housing and shelter, and deal with food insecurity.
Continuing to build on our relationships with current community partners by developing programs.
Strengthening the current academic content by working with industry professionals and educators.
Creating opportunities for youth through a Project FLY volunteer, employment, and entrepreneurship program.
Providing new opportunities and creating content which will benefit youth through our social media platforms and engaging partners through our website by offering them opportunities to grow and present updates on Project FLY’s goals.
Expanding and growing Perfect Pitch to offer continued mentorship and more opportunities to pursue mentorship entrepreneurship.
YOU’LL NEED TO:
Have an interest in youth education
Be creative and detail oriented
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Understand how to build a community of followers
Be perseverant and able to think outside the box
YOU’LL BE WORKING ON THINGS LIKE:
Work closely with the Enactus uOttawa Director of Marketing and Project FLY Project manager to develop and implement a marketing strategy
Manage, create, and operate social media platforms
Be able to delegate tasks to the Enactus uOttawa creative marketing team (photographers, graphic designers, etc)
Create and find content beneficial to our youth and engages with our curriculum
Build a website focused on creating new partners which acts as a point of reference for anything Project FLY
Help other FLY team members make engaging visual aids for the presentations and esthetically pleasing worksheets
Update the Perfect Pitch content and proposal package
Aiding with the overall growth strategy
IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU HAVE:
Experience in design and marketing
An interest in youth education
Experience blogging or in creative writing