Youth Rising Above's DiscoverU program is a four day skill development program for marginalized youth or youth at-risk delivered in partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). DiscoverU focuses on topics such as: Leadership, Social Inclusion, Self-Care, Communication, Goal Setting and so much more! Additionally, participants will receive an in-depth behind the scenes look at what it takes to showcase world class exhibits at the ROM while appealing to diverse audiences. Participants will also learn about "Leadership from Every Seat", as they explore how project management works at the ROM, and how everyone contributes to the museums overall success...and how this can apply in your own lives! Additionally, participants will learn about work-life balance, self care, and failure...and how these are integral components to positive growth. Lastly, all participants will have the opportunity to showcase their own "museum exhibits" amongst their peers, as they learn about inclusion and communication!
The cost to operate Youth Rising Above's DiscoverU Program on an annual basis is supported entirely by donations from the general public. These donations cover the cost of food, equipment, participant supplies, transit tokens and participant honourariums. Youth Rising Above is hoping to raise $2,000 to support 10 participants through our first cohort.