A Partner in Equity and Impact
YPI WORKS WITH TEACHERS LIKE YOU TO SUPPORT AND PROMOTE TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE IN SCHOOLS, COMMUNITIES, AND WITHIN EACH OTHER.
YPI Canada is an innovative public foundation that makes grants to social service charities, but we do it 100% through the research, advocacy, and decisions of teenagers. We do this by offering a curriculum-linked, experiential project for grade 9 and 10 to high schools across Canada.
Each year, hundreds of teachers and thousands of students who participate in YPI in their school let us know about the impact the program has in their school community, and their community outside the classroom.
For teachers, not only do they tell us that YPI engages students with significant social issues in their communities, promotes real active citizenship, and provides opportunities for students to explore and develop professional skills, they also share how YPI complements and supports them in bringing curriculum to life, to feel well supported, and more equipped to bring important conversations into the classroom.
Hear from one teacher on why YPI works so well in her school:
“YPI is not just a great opportunity for students, it’s a great opportunity for teachers as well.” ~ Pam Sandhu, Princess Margaret Secondary School, Surrey BC
A PARTNERSHIP TEACHERS CAN RELY ON.
Over the past year, with all the uncertainties that have come with teaching during a global pandemic, we’ve taken pride in hearing back from teachers that the flexibility of our program and the quick response time of our supportive team has made YPI a valuable partner for teachers in communities large and small, across Canada.
Not only has YPI been proven to be flexible enough to adapt to different schools’ needs during the pandemic, it has emerged for teachers as a great way to connect students to the world beyond their screens, in a time when that can be harder to do than ever before.
FEEL SUPPORTED WITH EQUITY-CENTRED RESOURCES FOR YOUR CLASSROOM.
YPI’s updated curriculum centres equity and justice learning. In partnering with YPI, you’ll not only gain access to teacher approved resources to support and promote equity and justice learning in your classroom, but you’ll also be connected to an informed and supportive YPI program team, who are dedicated and committed to supporting you and your students year-round.
The most recent edition of our curriculum reflects the deep introspection taken by our team surrounding equity and inclusion in our program model and resources, in order to be further aligned with and accountable to social justice education.
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“Thank you for providing such a brilliant project that is at the forefront of education. I have been teaching for 30 years and I have never seen a project work so effectively across an entire grade that empowers youth to gain skills for their future and at the same time promotes empathy and caring. It is truly a recipe for success!” ~ Marilyn Nunn, Participating YPI Teacher, BC
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