Kahlae and Aabad of Studio 86 (4th from right) at the Youth Job Connection Launch Event
Last week, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities announced a significant investment in connecting youth to employment. The program, called Youth Job Connection, will provide intensive support and training to young people facing multiple barriers. The province will invest more than $160 million over two years to help over 27,000 young people get the skills and training they need to build a better future.
One recipient of this investment is The Yonge Street Mission’s Evergreen Centre for Street Involved Youth, which provides a broad range of services to young people in Toronto. The organization received a significant two-year grant that will enable them to support more youth and offer expanded opportunities to them.
As some of our clients may know, Studio 86 is an official employer partner of the Evergreen Centre. We’re proud to be involved with this organization that invests in the young people of Toronto and helps make a transformational impact in their lives. One of our first employees came from Evergreen, and training youth from our community to become licensed hairstylists is an important part of what we do. We love that we are able to give back to the community and help give young people a fresh start and a good chance for success.
Our very own Aabad Dadlani, co-owner of Studio 86, was invited to speak at the Ministry’s official announcement event. You can watch the whole thing here: Youth Job Connection Launch Video
Thanks to everyone who has supported us from the beginning, and our efforts to support the community in which we work and live! We couldn’t do it without you.
Aabad Dadlani and Kahlae Clifford
Co-Owners, Studio 86