On this week’s episode of Arts Salvatore speaks with Kassandra Helibron of Mentoring the Stars a Youth-Led Tutoring and Mentorship program. This program is focused on developing an individual approach to helping improve the learning and daily lives of the children they work with. This organization is entirely digital where staff work remotely to provide support to Children going through virtual education in British Columbia 





In this conversation Brett Cox and Wolfgang talk about a workshop series and mural making process on the theme of decolonization. We speak about how colonization impacts relationships, “allyship” with Indigenous communities, youth led programming, and some of the challenges with social enterprise projects. 
This workshop series and mural was a collaboration with Press Start (https://arcadepressstartpsc.wordpress.com/home/), Montreal Indigenous Community Network (http://reseaumtlnetwork.com/), Canadian Roots Exchange (https://canadianroots.ca/), and Concordia University’s Office of Community Engagement, and was partially funded by #RisingYouth. 

In this week's episode of ARTS, Salvatore speaks with his long-time friend Lara Subeh a frontline staff worker for a Shelter in the GTA. This Shelter Workers series is a several part conversation of a 3-hour chat between Salvatore and Lara as they discuss several aspects of the Shelter system from education to way to improve the system for services users. We will be uploading parts of the conversation throughout the rest of the year so please enjoy. 


Glad to have Salvatore be producing his regular subject matter again!


Apologies on the Original uploads audio.

This episode begins with a monologue about being young, queer, and navigating drinking & drug culture in the lesbian community. Claire the writer/performer (not her real name) and I then have a conversation about some of the themes raised in the piece. Specifically, the attraction of alcohol to young queer folk, the challenges of not drinking, and how to support young people navigating that space.

In this week's episode of the #RisingYouth Salvatore talks with Topaza Yu about her project Uke of Tope. This project helps provide children with safe-space to cultivate their musical talents with the Ukelele. These Children end up growing exponentially as they become more comfortable with their surroundings allowing them to make mistakes and grow at their own pace. We also talk about the Student Wellness initiative towards community health (S.W.I.T.C.H.) where we take a deep dive into cultural humility. 
For more information regarding our programs please visit https://www.risingyouth.ca/
In this episode, Shezell-Rae Sam and Chantal Adams discuss their research with Sister Rising “an Indigenous community-based project for Indigenous girls, youth of all genders, and communities speaking back against gendered and sexualized violence.” Sisters Rising is an ongoing multi-generational project which draws upon arts-based and land-based ways of addressing violence. To learn more about Sisters Rising please visit: https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/sistersrising/

In this week’s episode of RisingYouth Podcast Jade Roberts is back and is speaking to a wonderful youth based out of Winnipeg. Meet Danika Duncan and they project Elder Tea Celebration. This program ran by both Danika and her sibling focuses on improving the relationship between the youth of indigenous background and elders in their respective communities. This week’s focus is on intergenerational change through connection for more information regarding grants and other programs please visit: www.risingyouth.ca

In this episode Wolfgang speaks with Jenny Ge who co-developed the Innovate & Inspire Youth Leadership Workshop in partnership with the Working Women Community Centre located in Toronto Canada. Jenny talks about elements of leadership, perseverance, failure, support, the debate over whether leaders are “born” or if leadership can be taught, and how asking for help from Rising Youth was instrumental in the project’s success.


To learn more about Working Women Community Centre please visit https://www.workingwomencc.org/


To find out more information about how you can apply to Rising Youth go to https://www.risingyouth.ca/

On this week’s episode of ARTS Salvatore speaks with Shelby Maunder about their project Junior Roller Derby a junior team for female-identified folk in Whitehorse Yukon. Tune in this week as they discuss how its more than just a roller derby team shes creating but a group of up and coming strong female-identified individuals and how they are paving the way to make safe spaces for themselves.

This episode of CYC Podcast/#RisingYouth, Wolfgang talks with Mo Phùng from Oceans Week HFX about why the oceans matter, climate justice, activism, and confronting racism, misogyny, and homophobia in environmental movements.
To learn more about Oceans Week HFX please visit:
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