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Youth Mentoring Program - Developing Black Leaders Of Tomorrow

Considering 30% of businesses don’t make it past the first 2 years while those who have the support of a mentor have a 70% success rate, joining the Black Leaders of Tomorrow (BLT) Youth Business Mentoring program is paramount to the Black business community.

Specifically, the BLT program is a business mentoring program for Black youth who wish to embark on the journey of becoming a business professional. It is also for Black youth those who have already begun their journey but wish to reap the benefits of having a mentor.

This engaging initiative offers the opportunity for Black youth to be mentored by a seasoned professional who supports them in developing business and professional skills. Mentees develop the skills that they need to succeed as professionals and business owners, learning how to attract investors and gain access to capital.

Mentees will also attend innovative workshops, group meetups and hone their business and personal skills while having access to a supportive network.

Mentee Benefits

  • Hone your business skills
  • Be mentored by a Black business professional with year-round support
  • Be eligible to win an honorarium or business start-up grant upon successful completion of the program
  • Prepare a case study to hone business analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Networking opportunities

Mentor Benefits

  • Develop strong leaders of tomorrow
  • Become a member of a network of Black professionals
  • Gain personal fulfillment and satisfaction from helping to develop promising young business leaders
  • Year-round support
  • Networking opportunities

Mentee Eligibility

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  • Identify as a Black youth
  • Aged 16-24
  • Have or aspire to hone skills for professional and business success
  • Reside in the Region of Peel
  • Have a passion/talent that you’d like to develop
  • Embrace Black Cultural Identity

Mentor Eligibility

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  • Experienced business owner or leader
  • Aged 25 years or older
  • Dedicated to year-round support
  • Have a passion for helping Black youth

Contact Tasha at  905-455-6789 ext. 118 , or Nikko at  905-455-6789 ext. 113 , or by email

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