You-Elevate is an internship program that aims to empower high school youth by providing them a platform to gain entrepreneurial skills and jumpstart their professional careers. The You-Elevate Internship Program pairs students at exciting TDSB approved co-op placements with local Toronto startup companies. Through the program, students will learn what goes into sustaining a business along with transferable skills such as time management, communication skills, critical thinking, analytical skills, and many more. After just 6 months of launching our You-Elevate program last year, we have already partnered with 3 high schools, and developed customized programs for 5 students, with 13 official start-ups!
Along with the Internship Program, You-Elevate also runs Entrepreneurship Conferences for high school students. We work closely with school boards and local organizations to deliver conferences which aim to fill the gaps in the current school curriculum regarding professional experience and practical, transferable skills such as time management, communication skills, critical thinking, and analytical skills. Last year, our first conference in partnership with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) had over 50 student attendees and our second conference with The Saturday Program was delivered to over 200 students!