adult ally

July 13, 2017
  by Benjamin Jacobs  Grade 12 Student, Emery Collegiate Institute  YouthREX Youth Research Assistant; and NOISE Youth Fellow (2015 – present)     In February of 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services launched the 47-million-dollar Ontario Black Youth Action Plan (OBYAP) to tackle the barriers that Black youth in Ontario face. NOISE program participant, YouthREX Research Intern, and student at Emery Collegiate Institute, Benjamin attended the OBYAP community launch and a number of the consultation sessions. His experience ended up being focused on advocating for a youth-...