YOU supports youth to build skills, confidence and independence to reach their potential
A community where youth are embraced and will thrive.
In all we do, we remain:
Accountable, Collaborative, Compassionate, Courageous, Innovative, Persistent
YOU provides a caring, active place for youth to build skills, confidence and independence. We help youth reach their potential through education, skills training and employment. We work with more than 22 partners to maximize opportunities for youth.
Each year YOU serves over 3,600 youth in London and Strathroy. If you are between 16 and 30 years of age, YOU can help. There is a wide range of services including health & dental care, housing, education, workshops, job search, and on-the-job skills training.
YOU has been a national leader in social enterprise since opening our first one in 1996. Now YOU operates five social enterprise businesses to offer on-the-job skills training to youth.
As a non-profit registered charity, YOU receives funding from all levels of government, national, regional and local businesses as well as foundations.
Need to find a place to live, tenancy support?
Need to go back to school, upgrade your skills?
Need to find work, help with resumes, job skills?
Need to get on-the-job training,
Want to know what’s happening at and about YOU?
Want to help support local youth and a great cause?
served at Youth Action Centre
through workshops and placements
through YOU support
to help youth reach their potential
skills in YOU Recycyling, Woodshop, MQP, Kiosk Cafe and Catering
doctor registered with the nurse practioner at Cornerstone Primary Health Clinic
prepared for Children/Seniors with health needs
Need Support (other than meals)
diverted through referals and support
in Strathroy and London
generated from solar panels at YOU's Conerstone Building in 2015. 35.5 MWh since December 2011 (26.8 MWh can power 2 football stadiums for 1 day!)
2 Acres of forest Since Dec 2011
diverted through recycling with YOU
white paper diverted
At YOU, it's all about youth