Foundations for the Future

8-Week Virtual Empowerment Program

 

Having fun while we build confidence, creativity and  resilience!

Join our next cohort!

NEXT COHORT: April 10- May 29, 2024

Entrepreneurial Passion Projects look like...

 

Carter, 12

Dreaming up, planning and launching her very own dog-sitting business. Complete with functional website and client onboarding/booking system!

Archer, 10

Refining his Comic Book hobby into a functional business, complete with brand kit, website, pricing guide, and ordering system.

Ben, 14

Creating actionable SMART goals, along with a personal portfolio to share his baseball stats and game footage with potential scouts recruiting for college.

Audrey, 15

Budgeting for her post-secondary studies abroad and creating a babysitting business with a friend to begin saving for her first trip to Europe!

Kyle, 16

Opening up his mind to entrepreneurial options for his upcoming university study. Creating a business plan for a mobile personal training business.

Gordon, 13

Pursuing his dream of becoming a stylist, G's social enterprise plan offered virtual styling to students entering high school to build their confidence.

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"I wish I had a program like this when I was younger"

Hear what our post-secondary interns have to say:

"This project will provide youth the opportunity to feel welcome so that they can gain the confidence to take action."

"We are directly helping youth develop transferable skills to become leaders of the future."

[The YPP] "seeks to advance the educational opportunities of young Canadians in an education system that fails to recognize the unique potentials of every individual" 

WE WANT IN!
 

Kids deserve a space to DREAM BIG!

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1 hr/week x 8 weeks

With the guidance of their coach, students work towards a certificate of completion by submitting 4 milestone projects:

1. Tapping into our wildest dreams and exploring the power of vision boards, learning how to think more about who you want to be and less about what you want to be

2. Setting powerful S.M.A.R.T. goals that can be actioned NOW and set them them up for future success

3. Diving into entrepreneurship  foundations and mapping out your very own business/ passion project; creating an simple project plan with concise elevator pitch

4. Having a blast growing and trying something new and creating a personal portfolio website sketch to share your powerful ideas with the world!

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Students gain confidence, resilience, and a stronger sense of self as we move through our signature B.O.S.S. framework...

Believe That Anything is Possible!

A vibrant introduction into the world of entrepreneurship and into your own brilliant possibilities!

Own That Anything's Possible for YOU!

A deep dive into yourself- exploring your own unique strengths, skills, talents and dreams.

Shape Your Ideas Into An Opportunity!

Choose one of your amazing talents/ interests to develop a little further as we complete the program

Share Your Ideas With the World!

Equipping you with a personal website and strong presentation skills so you can truly SHOW UP!

One Time Payment

$849

Billed at checkout- set it and forget it!

  • 8 weeks of weekly live group coaching with the You Power Project's Founder
  • Lifetime access to program material
  • 20+ video lessons from 12+ dynamic speakers and professionals
  • 170+ pages of choose-your-own-adventure workbook material 
  • Guidance through 4 milestone projects based on your individual interests and passions!
  • Prompts for getting MOVING and SOCIAL

 + BONUSES:

  • Parent on-boarding tools
  • Biz-builder workshops from industry experts
  • Certificate of completion
  • Save $50 when paying in full
Register today!

Two Easy Payments

$450 CAD

Billed at checkout, and again one month after

Register today!

"We have bad memories of 'pandemic school'. How is your program any different?"

We understand that the online schooling delivered over the pandemic may have left a sour taste in your mouth, but rest assured, The YOU Power Project is a completely different experience. Here's how we stand out:

 

This Program is Packed With Bonuses!

  • Lifetime access to the program material and recorded mentoring sessions

  • Certificate of completion

  • MULTIPLE guest speaker Entrepreneurs EACH WEEK, offering mini lessons and live group mentoring

  • Parent handbook for an engaging experience and deeper connection!

  • Entrance into our YOUPowerProject Community (Access to exciting events and opportunities such as our Pitch Contest at the end of the summer, where you can win the cash prize to start your first biz!)

The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Center- Pitch Workshop and Contest!

In 2021, the HBEC sponsored our first Pitch Contest, which was open ONLY to "graduated" Be Your Own B.O.S.S. Campers- win money to help them build their business idea! Participants also got access to a HBEC Pitching Workshop as they prepared for the contest. On August 25th, 2021 we will hosted a virtual Pitch Contest and gave away $500 cash + $500 worth of mentoring through the HBEC. 

Created by an Award-Winning Educator, Best-Selling Author, Mom, and Social Entrepreneur

Our Founder and CEO

"After teaching in the classroom for over 12 years, I created our 'Foundations for the Future' program because it's exactly what I saw was missing for students in the over-exhausted public school system. The future of work will require youth to be agile, creative and resilient. The school system simply can't provide everything to everyone. 

The past several years have been particularly challenging for our youth in our increasingly complicated landscape. I firmly believe that it's time for youth to be seen, heard, and given a place to dream big – to help us solve some of the biggest problems we face today.

I’m so excited to guide our students along a fun journey of self-discovery, creativity, learning, and exploration."

- Jessica Flynn

Learn from Jess in "Foundations for the Future"

We can all breathe a sigh of relief now that Jess Flynn is at the helm of the youth programming space.  Jess is a powerful leader, able to see new, better, improved, and more efficient ways of facilitating learning and growth for the leaders of our future, our kids and teens.  Her structure and style are clear and compelling allowing students to break free from the narrow box that our current educational system has created.  A natural problem-solver, her wisdom comes from seeing a system, or seeing a concept in a new way, and showing and encouraging others how to use their gifts, strengths, energy, and talents in a purposeful way.  A true visionary and gift for education.

- Jenn Walker, Public Speaker and Mindset Coach

Meet our Guest Speakers:

In addition to our live coaching calls, milestone project tutorials, and over 170+ pages of optional workbook activities, the following professionals have recorded video lessons on topics from mindset and goal-setting to career-specific exploration. Our students gain lifetime access to an entire library of learning!

Jeff A.D. Martin

Keynote Speaker

Soul-stirring, thought-provoking, highly requested diversity and inclusion speaker...inspiring US to dream big and make powerful plans!

Jenn Walker

Entrepreneur and Mindset Coach, Public Speaker

"Mindset Matters"

Lindsay Earle

Team Canada Athlete; P.Eng, MBA, Brand Ambassador, Entrepreneur

"Goal Setting Strategy"

Edie Gudaitis

Yoga + Meditation Instructor, Mindfulness Coach 

 Leading 4 yoga and meditation practices!

Natalie Kirby

Midwife- BSc, HBSc, RM, MSc, IBCLC; Practice Partner

"The Business of Midwifery"

Kiel Wilson- Ciocci

 Fine Artist for KIAM Studio, Entrepreneur, Teacher

"Creating the Life You Want"

Vanessa Locicero

Lawyer & CEO of Soul Attorney Inc. 

"Getting Legally Empowered"

Maria and Kristina

The Social Snippet

"Understanding the Power and Potential of Social Media"

Joseph Spitale

Owner, Nail It Public Speaking

Actor, Teacher and Entrepreneur

"Powerful Public Speaking"

Brandon Houston

Serial Entrepreneur

President of The Collingwood Foundry Co-working space

"Exploring Entrepreneurship"

Amanda Wilson-Ciocci

Owner, The Monarch and Co

Fine Artist and Co-Owner, KIAM Studio; Entrepreneur and Launch Strategist

"Ready, Set, Launch Your Business!"

WOW! We want IN!
 

FAQs

When are the coaching calls? What if we can't make it?

1. Spring 2024 cohort coaching calls occur on WEDNESDAY evenings, at 5:00 PM EST for students ages 10-14 and 6:00 PM EST for students 15+

2. Can't make all of the calls? NO PROBLEM! Here's why:

  • Calls are recorded and emailed out to those in the program who couldn't attend
  • Students are given the opportunity to fill out a form with their questions that will be answered on these calls whether they are in attendance or not! All they have to do is watch the replay in their inbox to find their answers!
  • Students must attend 6/8 group coaching calls to be eligible to earn their certificate of completion, but their lifetime access to the program is not affected by attendance. 

One Time Payment

$849

Billed at checkout- set it and forget it!

  • 8 weeks of weekly live group coaching with the You Power Project's Founder
  • Lifetime access to program material
  • 20+ video lessons from 12+ dynamic speakers and professionals
  • 170+ pages of choose-your-own-adventure workbook material 
  • Guidance through 4 milestone projects based on your individual interests and passions!
  • Prompts for getting MOVING and SOCIAL

 + BONUSES:

  • Parent on-boarding tools
  • Biz-builder workshops from industry experts
  • Certificate of completion
  • Save $50 when paying in full
Register today!

Two Easy Payments

$450 CAD

Billed at checkout, and again one month after

Register today!

Soft Skill and Personal Development is for Everyone 

 

No matter where life takes them,  developing entrepreneurial skills will prepare your child for the future

The future is changing fast- will your child be open to exploring what's possible? After taking our 8-Week Empowerment Program, we promise your child will come out the other side feeling more inspired, empowered, and equipped than ever before!

Contact us directly
Still have questions? We'd be happy to connect over email: [email protected]

Looking for subsidy to one of our programs?

YouthReach is one of our incredible partners making it easier to connect students in need with our powerful programs. Visit their grant application page to see if your family qualifies for a grant towards our program!