Future Black Female, a feminist-informed not-for-profit organization based in St. Catharines is partnering with Family Counselling Centre to respond to the unique needs of a demographic that often falls through the gaps of social services and community supports. The community-based program is for Black female youth aged between 16 and 22 who are at risk of early school leaving or have already left school or employment due to conditions exacerbated by COVID-19. In addition, the program maintains a strong focus on gender-based rights and self-advocacy.
Through this program, Future Black Female is directly addressing the mental, educational, and community needs of Black female youth in the region. Participants are enrolled in a 12-week development program that includes participating in
- Mindfulness-based CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy)
- career guidance
- life coaching
- peer to peer mentorship training.
Participants will benefit from a developmental approach that privileges them as Black female youth. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Niagara Community Foundation and the Network for the Advancement of Black Communities (NABC), our regional community can extend the support and care Black female youth in Niagara need to be healthy and succeed in spite of the pandemic.
Dr. Tapo Chimbganda
For more information visit: http://www.futureblackfemale.com