Who We Are:
A Journey of Empowerment and HopeAt Youth Now on Track Services (YNOT), we are the beating heart of community support, providing unwavering dedication to the youth and families within our community. Originating from a powerful vision to fill the void in grassroots services for low-income families and new immigrants, YNOT stands as a shining beacon of empowerment.
Initially launched in 2006 within the African Christian Network, we started with the laser-focused aim of tackling the complex issues that confront youth involved in legal conflicts. In 2009, we took a significant leap and became an independent charitable organization, cementing our promise to be the pacesetters of social justice in our community.
Igniting the Flames of Ambition
Our goal is to create opportunities for the youth for self improvement through sound education, community involvement, life skills training, role model and employability training, and to implement prevention strategies designed to recognize youth potentials and rewarding excellence in community service.
Crafting a Landscape of Endless Possibilities
We dream of a future without barriers and filled with opportunities. Our vision is both straightforward and deeply impactful which creates an environment where the youth we advocate for can thrive. We see a community fortified by education, reinforced by active involvement, and enriched by inspiring role models. Diversity and inclusion are not just words to us; they form the bedrock of this new, improved world, where employability training opens new doors.
Nurturing the Pillars of Our Community
For over 17 years, we've been tireless advocates and community support pillars in Toronto. A community’s strength lies in its youth, and we've committed ourselves to fortify that strength. From dealing with financial difficulties and single-parent challenges to combating street violence and navigating immigration issues, we are your partners in overcoming adversity.
A Holistic Model for Change
Prevention is at the core of our strategy. We believe that by taking a proactive and collaborative stance, we can alleviate the burdens of daily stress, counteract negative peer pressures, overcome educational obstacles, and mend the frays in our social fabric.
Our holistic approach addresses the diverse issues our youth encounter – from making moral choices in an often-complex world to thriving despite biases injustice, and compromised mental well-being.
Our Time Line
Join Our Movement:
Be a Catalyst for Change
YNOT is more than just an organization; we're a movement fighting for a brighter, more equitable future. By working together, we can face challenges, demolish barriers, and carve out opportunities. Our upcoming job training workshops represent yet another exciting initiative underlining our commitment as one of the premier for youth empowerment.
Stand with us on this empowering journey and witness the extraordinary change that blossoms when passion aligns with purpose. Together, we are sculpting a future where dreams soar, potentials are met, and communities flourish.
We do this by providing programs and services such as after school programs and home-work support, mental health workshops, restorative justice and mentorship programs.