- Empower youth voice for mental health, drug awareness and bullying prevention
- Give a message of respect, hope and empathy
- Helps get youth who are struggling connected to resources
- Provides leadership training and coaching – $5,000/year for one youth speaker
- Supports interactive programs for grades K-12, post-secondary, parents, educators
- Decrease the impact of bullying, addiction and mental health challenges has on all of us
- Deliver 280 programs reaching 50,000 throughout Ontario this year
Our vision is that no child or youth feels alone, and those who are struggling with mental health or other challenges are connected to available support to improve their overall well-being.
To increase the resiliency of youth facing challenges through leadership training, empowering them to share their personal stories in order to promote mental health and well-being, empathy, and hope in assemblies and workshops.
About Youthspeak Performance Charity Organization
YouthSpeak contributes to the mental and social well-being of students who may be facing challenges by creating awareness that bullying, mental health and addiction impacts everyone in the community. We train youth to share their personal stories and positive coping tools in assembly and workshops for students, parents and educators.
For every student who sits in the classroom with horrible anxiety or loneliness, YouthSpeak helps them feel less alone and inspires them to reach out and ask for help. For parents who live with the struggles of trying to support their child through these challenges, YouthSpeak gives a voice of hope. YouthSpeak is aiming to reach 50,000 youth this year.
Help us reach our goal! Your donation will provide leadership training for youth to share their stories and pay-it-forward to others.
Please consider YouthSpeak as you make charitable giving.
What People Are Saying
"Yesterday was amazing! (The) presentations were very powerful and certainly moved both staff and students. In a follow-up discussion, a small student group disclosed to me that they felt more empowered to share their feelings and talk to friends and family as a result of the assembly. "
— Sara McCormick, Department Head of Science, Mississauga SS
"Thank you for organizing yesterday’s incredible presentation. The message had a profound impact on the entire school body and the parents who attended the evening session were very happy they did so. Keep up the amazing work you are doing. "
— Richard Walo, Principal, Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, Toronto
"Deanna was fantastic. So many people were moved by her speech. The next day, every phone call and every office conversation led to a chat about youth mental health. You all made a big impact. "
— Daniela Di Battista, Community member, Toronto