Our approach


Program Overview

Chasing23 Youth Empowerment Group mentoring program mission is to build respect and unity among young people, introduce and help develop life-skills, as well as provide a network of support.

Staff Outreach Support

Youth Case Managers make follow-up calls, home visits, send emails and make school visits. Staff document all outreach efforts and session evaluations. 

Workshop Overview

Weekly sessions 

These weekly sessions are facilitated by a Chasing23 Youth Leader. Sessions  discuss social emotional skills, exploring the dynamics of relationships, choosing post-secondary pathways, cognitive thinking skills, professional development skills, entrepreneurial skills and much more.

School Benefits:   

  • Improved student and staff engagement
  • Improved student attendance
  • Reduce number of confrontations
  • Individual case management
  • Direct and measurable impact on students
  • Reinforces school values and instills school pride
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Participants will experience the following:







Participants will experience the following:

  • Staff outreach support
  • Service learning project
  • Performance Incentives
  • Individually Tailored: “Pursue to Greatness Life Plan”
  • Self-Esteem and Empowerment Tools
  • Individualized mentoring services
  • Entrepreneur Skills
  • Employment readiness
  • Resume workshop
  • Scholarship opportunity
  • Assistance in securing employment
  • Assistance with basic needs
  • Assistance in enrollment in a post-secondary institutions

Service Learning Project:

Students will be provided an opportunity to express their creativity, gain interpersonal and team-building skills, as well as creative production experience.



Creative Project:   

Throughout the 10-week course students will create an apparel product. After design selection, Chasing23 staff will produce that product and work with students to fund raise using the shirts. Shirt proceeds will go back to the students at the end of the year via the Scholarship Banquet.  


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