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Focus on Youth

The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board is pleased to be a part of the Focus on Youth summer program for children and youth.

The program is a partnership between the Ontario Ministry of Education, school boards and local not-for-profit community groups.

School boards collaborate with community organizations to deliver initiatives aimed at promoting engagement by offering youth employment/leadership opportunities, including by hiring youth to facilitate pro-social activities for younger students in their communities.

High school students participating in the FOY Program are provided with paid pre-employment and leadership skills-building training, in addition to paid summer employment. Special consideration is given to youth who face personal challenges and barriers to employment due to circumstances directly linked to systemic inequality, racism and discrimination, and their lived experiences of socio-economic disadvantage.

Community Group Application Process

The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board is now accepting applications from not-for-profit community organizations wishing to participate in the 2024 Focus on Youth initiative.  Focus on Youth is planned to run for 6 weeks between July 8 and August 16, 2024.

Applications must be received no later than Friday, February 23, 2024 to be considered.

Click here for the 2024 Focus on Youth Summer Program Community Partner Application Form.

Community Partners - 2023


ABC Nursery
Bruce Awad Summer Program

Town of Tecumseh Summer Day Camp
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Windsor Essex Central Council
Core City Hoops Basketball Camp
Town of LaSalle Summer Day Camp
Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women
Lancer Summer Camp
Sky High Summer Enrichment Camp
Core City All Sports Inclusionary Camp
WECDSB Minds On Learning Academy Summer Program
Saints Focus on Youth All Sport and Basketball Camps
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