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Youth Program and Support

Kind Minds Family Wellness

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Volunteers transform personal narratives of Black persons, support and empower them as they navigate systems in order to attain positive Self-actualization and Holistic wellness.

One of our favorite quotes:

“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kind Minds Family Wellness is happy to commence a youth entrepreneurial program in 2022!


Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual, A Group, Student Placement
Age: 21+

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: KMFW in-house training, Program orientation, and workshops on dismantling systemic racism.
Working Conditions: This Leadership Skills Development and Pathway to Youth Entreprnueralship will run for 24 months and will create a culturally inclusive environment that demonstrates and promotes mutual respect, effective relationships, clear communication, explicit understandings of expectations, and critical self-reflection. In this inclusive environment, people of all cultural orientations will freely express who they are, their own opinions and points of view; fully participate in teaching, learning, work, and social activities; and feel safe from abuse, harassment, or unfair criticism as they learn and provide supports to low-income residents in the region.

Participants will learn hands-on, planning and budgeting; engaging with small businesses in the region; foundational skills in running a small business; customer service skills; conducting minor repairs such as drywall repair and installation, indoor painting needs, and minor home improvements for low-income families living in the Waterloo Region.

The instructors and mentors are professionals in the line of work who are invested in contributing to the growth and development of Black identifying youth in our region, as well as to our mission aimed at transforming personal narratives of Black persons, supporting and empowering them as they navigate systems in order to attain positive Self-actualization and Holistic wellness.

We seek professional volunteers to fill the following positions- 6- 8months commitment required.
-Mentors (Male identifying preferred), however, female-identifying who have worked with youth are invited as well.
-Volunteers with professional skills in Painting, Drywalling, small house maintenance work
-Physical Health Development
-Banking and financial literacy and budgeting
-Small Business Development and Management

Don't see what is aligned with your skills/experiences? No worries, we welcome all who are interested please contact us at [email protected] You can also easily complete and submit our volunteer application form.

We look forward to meeting you and to doing great work together in our community!!!


Time Commitment

Duration: 7 - 12 months
Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime
Time is very flexible and will be customized to meet the needs of the program. Everyone's input and availability will be included in the planning and program delivery.

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Arts/Culture, Caring Support, Children/Youth
Skill(s): Collaboration, Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Change Management, Motivate Others
Transportation: On a bus route

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796 Paris Blvd. Waterloo, N2T 2Z2
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Township of Woolwich,Township of Wellesley,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries,Outside Waterloo Region,Virtual

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1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

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