Our events will help youth prepare for their future careers by developing 21st century skills, such as financial literacy, time management, and coding. Learn about our past events below and be sure to sign up for our upcoming events for an opportunity to develop your skills!
Participants has the opportunity to learn about skills necessary for post-secondary success and start their university or college careers off well in our Post-secondary Bootcamp. Participants walked away from this event with new knowledge of how 21st century skills can help them achieve success in a post-secondary environment, and start how to develop these skills.
Innovation Challenge 2021
Participants had the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of different fields, such as graphic design, web development, business, and marketing! In partnership with XYZ, Innovation Challenge 2021 enabled participants to solve a case study by working in teams and building a website with a variety of marketing strategies for promoting a small business during the pandemic. There was also various workshops, such as a creativity and graphic design workshop hosted by Wilson Thai and a business and marketing workshop hosted by Dwain Browne!
Network Your Nonprofit
Network Your Nonprofit is a webinar that provided a great opportunity for organizations of all sizes across Canada, USA, and the UK to connect and learn from each other. Participants gained new insight from networking with a diverse group of students and will get to learn from our guest speaker Michael Pollack, the co-founder of SCA Charitable Foundation.
Banking On Your Future!
An online webinar that helped high school and post secondary students enhance their knowledge in financial literacy (stocks, credits, cryptocurrency, and more)! Attendees got to take part in a case study, asked and received financial advice in real time, and learned from our guest speaker Yigga Zhang, a university student studying Accounting and Financial Management at the University of Waterloo.
Ace That Interview
An online interview skills workshop filled with informative tips on how to prepare for an interview, how to reduce stress before an interview, what to keep in mind concerning differences between online and in-person interviews, how to tackle difficult interview questions, and how to avoid common interview mistakes. Attendees got the opportunity to learn all of this from a professional life coach and interview specialist, Elena Klitko!
Professional Development 101
An online webinar consisting of fun and interactive activities to help high school students build a strong resume, improve their professionalism, and start networking in the digital age. Students had the opportunity to get advice from professionals on how to establish their personal brand, as well as learned how to strengthen their virtual and in-person networking skills.
Work With Me Wednesdays
Every Wednesday throughout October, Expand Youth Society Instagram followers learned about the 21st century skills used by professionals in the arts, sciences, business, and law through Instagram takeovers. Our Instagram stories featured Q&As, photos, and videos which give a behind the scenes look into these professionals’ day-to-day lives!
A New Approach to the New Normal
An online webinar assisting youth in grades 6 to 12 with maintaining their motivation through the upcoming school year and adapting successfully to their new learning environments. The event featured a workbook with tons of information about what motivation is and how to most effectively benefit from it, along with thought-invoking discussions and an informative panel of high school students speaking to their experiences and tips about how to make the most of situations.
A week-long camp featuring a new event every day. Each event focused on enhancing a different 21st century skill, which is crucial for youth to develop especially in a time where they are lacking real-world experiences and face to face interactions. Attendees were able to engage in interactive workshops alongside like-minded peers as well as connect with other youth their age!
“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”— Harry Golden
Expand Youth Society guides youth to discover their full potential in today’s world.