Studio Y prepares exceptional young people, ages 18 to 29, for success in an increasingly complex world. It includes nine months of intensive training and mentoring to build and refine participants’ leadership, social innovation, and entrepreneurial skills to spur social change in their communities and across the province.
At an event this morning to officially announce the cohort, Minister of Children and Youth Services Teresa Piruzza issued a challenge to cohort participants, asking them to explore and design innovative solutions that will generate greater efficiencies in food purchase, distribution, and storage to maximize the impact of Ontario’s Student Nutrition Program.
Studio Y is made possible through a $10 million, five-year investment by the Government of Ontario.
“Our government is investing directly in the great potential of our young people and in a better future for all Ontarians,” said Piruzza. “Our support for Studio Y will help these youth foster social change, tackle complex problems and become leaders in their communities and in the province.”
A new cohort will be selected annually for each of the program’s five years, helping more than 120 young leaders. Studio Y participants will each receive $25,000 in direct financial assistance, including a living stipend and alumni support.
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