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Youth Mentoring Program - Developing Black Leaders Of Tomorrow

Considering 30% of businesses don’t make it past the first 2 years while those who have the support of a mentor have a 70% success rate, joining the Black Leaders of Tomorrow (BLT) Youth Entrepreneurship Mentoring program is paramount to the Black business community.

Specifically, the BLT program is an entrepreneurial mentoring program for Black youth who wish to embark on the journey of becoming an entrepreneur and for those who have already begun that journey but wish to reap the benefits of having a mentor.

This engaging initiative offers the opportunity for young entrepreneurs to be mentored by a seasoned professional who supports them in developing a business plan which they can use to attract investors and gain access to capital.

Mentees will also attend innovative workshops, group meetups and hone their business skills while having access to a supportive network.

Mentee Benefits

  • Hone your business skills
  • Be mentored by a Black business professional with year round support
  • Participate in a competition based on your business plan and be eligible for start-up funding
  • Develop a solid business plan to attract potential investors
  • Networking opportunities

Mentor Benefits

  • Develop strong leaders of tomorrow
  • Become a member of a network of Black professionals
  • Gain personal fulfillment and satisfaction from helping to groom tomorrow’s leaders
  • Year-round support
  • Networking opportunities

Mentee Eligibility

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  • Identify as a Black youth
  • Aged 16-24
  • Have or aspire to own a business
  • Reside in the Region of Peel
  • Have a passion/talent that you’d like to develop
  • Embrace Black Cultural Identity

Mentor Eligibility

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  • Experienced business owner or manager
  • Aged 25 years or older
  • Strong, positive sense of Black cultural identity
  • Year-round support
  • Have a passion for helping youth

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