Education & Employment
The Supporting Education for Foster Youth (SEFFY) program supports long-term education planning for foster youth and former foster youth in care. The emphasis of the program is on highlighting strengths, identifying needs and advocating for resources that lead to success for youth. Each youth is connected with an educational specialist and receives help applying for bursaries and training opportunities, from a variety of schools and programs.
Bootstraps works with youth in and from care to identify goals and remove barriers to employment. Working collaboratively with Aunt Leah’s wrap – around services youth in and from care will have the opportunity to advance skills and be placed with engaged employers as they move forward toward their chosen career path.
Aunt Leah’s Retail Training is a five-week program designed to help youth navigate the retail industry, by teaching them the skills they’ll need to get a job. Participants leave the program with a job reference and experience in customer service, promotion, and inventory. The training programs are held at our Tree Lots during Christmas.