You Too

Date: 2007 – 2008
Project Funders: Capilano University, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

You Too was a partnership between Check Your Head and the Global Stewardship program at Capilano College that aimed to raise awareness of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, build leadership and facilitation skills amongst youth and create connections between students and community organizations in the Lower Mainland. Beginning with outreach and training at Capilano College, students in the Global Stewardship program were supported as they developed workshop creation and facilitation skills. Training culminated with the students’ creation of their own workshops on topics related to the Millennium Development Goals that interested them – including missing indigenous women and the Highway of Tears, HIV/AIDS, and more. Together with student volunteers and school champions, You Too also involved organizing conferences at secondary schools to facilitate discussion on the Millennium Development Goals (what they are, why they are important, and what youth can do about them), present the student-led workshops and give high school students the opportunity to meet and connect with local organizations working towards the Millennium Development Goals. In addition to the conferences, Check Your Head and the Global Stewardship Program developed a coordinator’s guide for youth interested in creating workshops, facilitating discussion and organizing events.