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About Us

Diversified Youth Initiative (DYI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to youth. DYI’s existence is due in part by the culmination of diverse youth’s expressions and experiences in Canada and abroad.  DYI has been able to assist within various communities to help youth make non-violent decisions by creating and implementing, positive sustainable opportunities.  Our use of Workshops, Motivational Keynotes, Conferences and Mentoring programs has assisted thousands of youth in and around high risk situations and or circumstances.

 

One of our main goals is to further extend our programs to all youth in their own communities, schools and recreation centres as well as facilities such as custody/detention, shelters and group homes.

 

With the implementation of DYI programs/workshops, we have been able to divert our youth’s course of behavior, as a result creating positive outcomes that come in the form of: diplomas, degrees, licenses, certificates and employment.  Empowering our youth with life skills, self belief, respect and confidence has assisted our graduates to become leaders, role models and mentors within their own communities. Continuing a positive cycle by using themselves as the portal to success as an achievable goal.

 

 

Our Mission

To provide support and encouragement to youth by offering programs designed to develop self-confidence, self-esteem, respect for others and skills to enable youth to establish and attain goals, develop leadership skills and to become productive citizens and leaders within the community.

 

To provide education, life skills training and social integration programs in the form of motivational presentations for youth in schools and other public venues for the purpose of addressing and preventing issues faced by youth such as violence, substance abuse and suicide.

 

To use film, music, dance and other forms of artistic expression to enable youth to experience respectful, positive and peaceful interactions with other individuals.

 

Keynotes

D.Y.I keynotes run from 30 – 60min

<strong>Hip Hop: The Journey</strong>

Hip Hop: The Journey

This interactive keynote is based on a chronological journey into Hip Hop Culture with inputs from 9 of its elements.

<strong>Learn the Drill - Build Your Skillz</strong>

Learn the Drill - Build Your Skillz

This motivational keynote addresses the importance of overcoming obstacles to pursue educational opportunities that lead to future employment.

<strong>Stop The Violence</strong>

Stop The Violence

This keynote not only provides in depth facts but it also provides a forum for discussions on solutions and actions to decreasing the violence in our communities, schools and neighbourhoods.

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Workshops

D.Y.I workshops are 2 Hours

<strong>What is Hip Hop</strong>

What is Hip Hop

This is a program geared towards Parents or Adults who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of Hip Hop Culture from a chronological perspective.

<strong>Employability</strong>

Employability

This workshop equips youth with understanding employment strategies and how to use their skills to pursue and secure employment opportunities.

Fundamentals of Money

Fundamentals of Money

This workshop teaches youth financial fundamentals and the effect they can have on debt, savings, credit and investment.

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Programs

D.Y.I programs run from 4 – 6 weeks

Hip Hop 101

Hip Hop 101

Hip Hop 101 gives youth a chronological perspective on Hip Hop Culture and its creation out of youth expression.  Students will learn the true essence of the culture including nine of its elements.

Live Events

Live Events

This program teaches youth the essence of entrepreneurialism through the management of a live event. Team work, leadership, innovation and financial strategies are benefits taught in this program.

Mentoring

Mentoring

Our mentoring programs include peer-to-peer and group activities that are based on several elements including positive choices and conflict resolution.

Steel Pan Classes

Steel Pan Classes

In this program youth will learn not only the history of the Pan but the true essence of the sound and motion that makes the Pan come alive.

Cooking Basics

Cooking Basics

This program equips youth with kitchen awareness, the fundamentals of food preparation and the importance of healthy eating habits.

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