As an organization, Ifarada: Centre for Excellence prides itself on developing leadership programs for youth, adults, and elders. We strongly believe that leadership qualities are within all of us. While not all of us will become presidents and prime ministers, many of us will make choices in our lives that defines us, our identity, our histories, and our journey. All of us will make decisions about the future of our journey making us LEADERS of our own life. We support each other’s journey, and we have developed unique, African-centric and Indigenous-inspired tools to enhance your leadership skills.
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Building strong leaders focus on addressing areas such as: connection with past, building foundation, creating balance, and building strength and resiliency. Ifarada focuses on building resilience.
Our programs are offered in both individualized and group format for youth to adults. Most of our programs are affordable, accessible, and tailored to the needs of the participants.
Leadership Programs are individualized programs which may include mentorship, life coaching and counselling to support individual growth, healing, education and awareness. See below for details on our types of leadership programs.
Group programs that meet the needs of our community
Leadership builds strong communities. Through the development of strong leadership with African-inspired leaders with a history and understanding or anti-oppression, anti-Black racism and a passion to support our youth’s development.
Mzee- Elder to Youth Program. We utilize our elders (60+) as one of our strong leaders to mentor young people and provide leadership to those who have not been exposed to elder-support.
Supporting African and Black business owners. We work with African-inspired professionals, business people and crafts people to connect with youth seeking employment and legitimate earning power. This will support youth who are gang affiliated to seek alternative ways to earn financial resources to support their families.
Leadership through life coaching counselling. We use a holistic counselling and consulting approach to identify and support healthy mental wellness and awareness. Our strong counsellors are well grounded in alternate therapies which support African-communities such as art, music, drumming, dance, spoken word and more.
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Leadership through life coaching counselling. We use a holistic counselling and consulting approach to identify and support healthy mental wellness and awareness. Our strong counsellors are well grounded in alternate therapies which support African-communities such as art, music, drumming, dance, spoken word and more. Define your own future… Not all of us had our future career […]
Ifarada is proud to develop culturally-based leadership programs for youth of color. Be Proud, Cultivate Your Identity, Build Your Confidence Our Leadership Program is designed to support young people to connect with their cultural identity, and identities around the world. We want to celebrate our identity not defined but North America, but defined by our […]
Ifarada is seeking YOU, youth mentors and leaders to join one or more of our fantastic culturally-based, inclusive, and social justice programs. BOARD MEMBERS Seeking to develop your leadership skills in grassroots, emerging organization? Here at Ifarada, we are looking for a few good youth aged 15 to 24 years old who is interested in […]