Reaching out is the first step to improving
At Ifarada, our leadership programs are designed for youth and young adults to build their capacity for success in lifestyle, career, personal development, and collaboration.

Our Approach

 We offer a suite of programs that are designed to guide and nurture youth’s transition into adulthood. Leadership programs are designed to ground youth in the skills to achieve their wildest dreams, and enhance their knowledge of critical race theory and cultivate their racial and cultural pride. Many of the leadership programs are offered at no cost, and may provide financial support to attendees.

Leadership Programs

Age Facet

Age Facet
  • All
  • Adults (5)
  • Children (3)
  • Parents & CareGivers (3)
  • Youth & Teens (5)

Adinkra Leadership Project

Youth are encouraged to develop a micro-project in their community that focuses on building their employability skills, making a positive impact in their community, and sustaining positive communal changes. Canada Service Corp provide a grant towards the development of the project. Youth can work individually, or in teams.

Coaching Sessions

Seeking to apply to university? Wish to prepare for the important interview? Ifarada offers employment, education, and life coaching designed to support youth and young adults elevate to the next level of their careers.  Coaching sessions are led by a registered psychotherapist or social worker who can focus on the social-emotional, and leadership aspect of skill development.  Coaching sessions range in cost from $150 – per session to blocks of 10 and 20 sessions depending on specific goals.  Start your vision-planning and goal setting with Ifarada.

Leadership Courses

Join Ifarada’s Neao Learning School and access our library of leadership courses designed to equip youth and young adults with skills to enter confidently into adulthood.  Choose from our array of employment readiness, leadership/mentorship, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and preparedness courses. The courses are offered in short-30 minute segments and provide a range of learning strategies.  Complete the course with a short quiz and receive a certificate.

Rites of Passage

Our rites of passage program is designed for youth ages 15 and up and focuses on guiding youth transition to adulthood.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

Marianne Williansom