6. Youth Mentorship
The Youth Mentorship holiday program was founded in response to the urgent need for more youth resources as COVID 19 triggered at least a 25% increase in cases of anxiety and depression worldwide. Our youth's declining mental health poses a huge threat to the overall health of our communities and society, as 1 in 4 young adults are now suffering with an anxiety condition and 1 in 5 with a depressive disorder. The program has a focus on leadership, career exploration, skills development, healthy habits and positive peer relationships.