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.
Perfect Pitch Director
YOU’LL NEED TO:
Enjoy taking on challenges and thinking outside the box
Be very organized and timely
Have great written and oral communication skills
Be passionate about entrepreneurship and youth
YOU’LL BE WORKING ON THINGS LIKE:
Coordinating with interested schools and students to attend the conference (In and out of the Ottawa area)
Finding speakers to attend the event and volunteers from our team to lead workshops that are bilingual
Filling out grant applications and reaching out to potential sponsors for funding
Coordinating the logistics of the event in partnership with the Legacy team (time, venue, scheduling)
Developing new content for the event and improve on the current workshops based on the feedback from this year’s attendees
Aiding with the overall growth and strategic direction of the competition
IT’D BE GREAT IF YOU:
Have experience working with students
Have experience organising events