Foundations for the Future

Virtual Empowerment Program

Building confidence, clarity and resilience in youth grades 7-12 (and beyond)

You have the next generation of thought-leaders and change-makers in front of you. Let us help support you and your educators by introducing our holistic approach to future-readiness into your school community

Join our 2023 pilot program

Stand out with dynamic curriculum support or an exciting extra-curricular experience!

With our holistic approach to future readiness, our flagship "Foundations for the Future" virtual program is proven to build confidence, resiliency, transferable skills and career clarity with students ages 12-21!

Working from our B.O.S.S. framework, students meet business and professional mentors, work through interactive workbook material and submit milestone projects to earn a certificate of completion. 

Exceeding Countless Ontario Curriculum Expectations

Your school already stands out!

You are a part of the evolution of education. Tag us in to help strengthen your community of educators and mentors!

Students need to know that their future is limitless. That they can create a life full of the things they love and that light them up

An exploration of entrepreneurship is an awesome way to continue skill building and framing up their potential...

Let's work together to strengthen what you've built

Introducing our 2023- Private School Pilot Project:

How we'll support your staff and students:

1. Provide a learning platform for students to access our self-paced "Foundations for the Future" virtual program. 

2. Connect students with guest speakers for any inquiries beyond their pre-recorded video lessons. 

3. Live group coaching with our Founder and Head Coach, Jessica Flynn (OCT) as well as guest speakers relevant to the group's interests. 

4. Provide regular progress reports and final project submissions to the classroom teachers to be used in formal evaluation.

"Our students are tired of  Virtual Classes"

We are too! At least, we're tired of the way they've BEEN done. And at the same time, the reality for these students is that they need to be able to live confidently and productively in a digital world. 

Foundations for the Future will have your students off screen as well as on. Their experience in the program will have them...

Thinking Creatively

Creative thinking doesn't just apply to artists- it's one of THE most valuable skills to have as an entrepreneur. Students are offered lots of opportunity to develop their creative problem solving skills!



Our program activities include live yoga sessions, daily writing, conversation, and creative thinking prompts- all encouraging students to get outside and look at their surroundings a little differently. 


Students have access to a team of guest speakers all sharing their stories and opportunities you may have never heard of, from people who've followed their dreams and are making an impact on the world!

YOUR students need a safe space to DREAM BIG!

Let's pilot Foundations for the Future in your school!

What Are We Doing in Foundations for the Future?

  • Tapping into our wildest dreams and biggest goals with vision boards
  • Learning how to think like the most successful entrepreneurs with mindset activation
  • Learning how to think more about who you want to be and less about what you want to be (because you can have any number of job titles over your lifetime!)
  • Diving into entrepreneurship principles and foundations
  • Learning to look at our communities through a different lens (the lens of a business owner)
  • Participating in virtual sessions to learn more about our selves and the world around us
  • Completing creative activities to implement what we learn
  • Responding to guided journal and conversation prompts to help us set goals and learn about our unique strengths
  • Learning from REAL, SUCCESSFUL entrepreneurs every single week through both pre-recorded and live group mentoring
  • Mapping out your very own business/ special project idea
  • Taking a quick dive into the world of naming, designing, marketing, and pitching a new business!
  • Having a blast growing and trying something new!
  • Earning a certificate of completion with an optional opportunity to earn volunteer hours once the program ends!

Our signature "Foundations for the Future" virtual empowerment program starts at only $339 CAD/student and includes everything they'll need for a year of inspiration and empowerment!



Gain confidence, clarity 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!

Testimonials from TEACHERS on our Vision Boarding and Goal Setting Workshop (just ONE component of this program!)

J Flanagan

"My students really enjoyed working with Jess. It was a great way to launch [talking about their future] careers with a positive, 'sky's the limit' kind of vibe"

M Knights

"The journals for your presentation are excellent. The one I'm reading right now states, 'This was an excellent way to spend our day!'...isn't that awesome?!"

Meet the Founder of The Youth Empowerment Project, and Creator of our signature Foundations for the Future Program


Hi! I'm Jess, and I'm so excited to introduce you into our community, to this program, and to get you feeling inspired and empowered this year!

I created our Foundations for the Future Program because it's exactly what I (and so many of our Program Mentors) would have loved to have experienced when we were your age. We have since experienced the power of creative thinking, curiosity and entrepreneurship and want to share that knowledge with you!

I’ve been a high school teacher for eleven years, and I love helping teens access and believe in their own potential. Before I went to Teacher’s College, I was in theatre school! And since I’ve been a teacher, I’ve also launched several businesses, renovated houses, and started my own construction company. You might say I’ve tried it all – but there’s still so much more I plan to learn!

The past two years have been particularly challenging for our youth. You’ve been isolated and faced many obstacles to just attend school and stay connected to your friends, family and mentors. I firmly believe that it's time for you to be seen, heard, and given a place to dream big – without expectations or grades.

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

Tag us in to join your teaching staff this year!

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

MEET the Foundations for the Future Guest Speakers:

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

Business Coach at Dive Heart First; Designer at Yellow Canary Clay Co.

"Mindset Matters"

Lindsay Earle

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

"Goal Setting Strategy"

Edie Gudaitis

Yoga + Meditation Instructor, Mindfulness Coach at Edie Gudaitis Wellness

 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"

Amanda Wilson-Ciocci

Owner, The Monarch and Co

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

"Ready, Set, Launch!"

Joseph Spitale

Owner, Nail It Public Speaking

Actor, Teacher and Entrepreneur

"Powerful Public Speaking"

Brandon Houston

CEO of Switch Video

President of The Collingwood Foundry Co-working space

"Exploring Entrepreneurship"

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. 

What about students who aren't considering business or entrepreneurship?

Tradesperson? Doctor? Lawyer? Physiotherapist? Dentist? Vet? So many careers may have you opening up your own office one day! Learn about what it takes to do that successfully!


Starting at

$339 CAD

*Groups of 30 or more students

  • Lifetime access to program material
  • 20+ video lessons from 12+ dynamic speakers and professionals
  • 150+ 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


  • 8 weeks of weekly live group coaching with the You Power Project's Founder
  • Teacher on-boarding workbook and training sessions
  • Certificate of completion for students
  • 5 volunteer hours (upon completion of feedback project)
This is too good not to pilot test!

Two Easy Payments

$175 CAD

Billed at checkout and one month after

  • Lifetime access to program material
  • Minimum 20+ mentorship hours with real entrepreneurs
  • Empowerment and focus exercises and mini projects
  • Outdoor and (covid-friendly) social prompts
  • Entrance into the YOU Power Project's Community
I want on the waitlist!

Does YOUR school offer the most empowering and relevant curriculum possible?

At the end of the day, who couldn't benefit from mentorship and exploring new, dynamic ways of thinking?

The future is changing fast- are you coming with us? We'll be here to guide you through and promise your students 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]