Goals & Principles
That FTLOL will:
Engage and connect youth with appropriate, relevant opportunities in the arts, education, employment and/or entrepreneurial related-fields.
Connect and refer youth to appropriate, relevant opportunities in social services, housing and/or mental health.
Produce and showcase first-time exhibited, published and/or commissioned youth artists, including journalists, musicians, writers, actors, producers, multimedia technicians and/or entrepreneurs.
Empower youth to reach career milestones through mainstream, creative, alternative and innovative means.
Employ and educate youth who currently experience social, physical, mental, legal, geographic, economic and other barriers.
Encourage healthy peer leadership and youth participation.
That FTLOL will provide:
A sense of belonging.
A safe, barrier-free, socially inclusive space.
Artistic, educational, employment and entrepreneurial skills development.
A healthy and productive means of expression.
Financial and/or commission-based opportunities for youth.
Support for the voice of all youth in the community.
Free workshops to youth.
The opportunity to generate and sustain strong, lasting partnerships with individuals and organizations in the community-at-large.
Youth-driven, youth-focused programs and services.