Yellowknife is home to about 2,600 young people ages 15 to 24 with differences in race, cultural backgrounds, and privilege, It is critical to note that every youth will experience their barriers differently. Youths in Yellowknife are full of potential with a range of skills and interests ranging from academics, entrepreneurship, athletics, trades, arts, and culture. Yet, many youths face multiple challenges and barriers which impact their ability to lead full and satisfying lives.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth in Yellowknife had limited educational support options and the need for additional employment support for them was heightened. In this case study, learn how Yellowknife supported youths through mentorship and technology.