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									Youth Employability Project
Community-Based Projects Application



CEED Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development Incorporated is currently accepting
project proposals for activity under the Youth Employability Project (YEP) within the Halifax
Regional Municipality.
YEP has a mandate to provide innovative interventions to youth between the ages of 16 and 21,
and fall into at least one of the following categories:

        are in receipt of Social Assistance
        are a dependent child of a recipient of Social Assistance
        are a youth in care of the Department of Community Services/Children’s Aid Society

Consideration for funding will be given to applications that demonstrate activity for youth in one or
more of the target groups which will assist them to develop work-related skills and attitudes, self-
confidence, a sense of empowerment, life/career planning skills and community awareness.

Project applications must demonstrate that activities will take place in one or more of the following
programming priorities:
      peer counselling/tutoring                         self–assessment
      specific knowledge development                    personal skills development
      experiential activity                             leadership development
      life planning                                     employability skills development
      mentoring                                         service learning


Criteria for Project Proposals:
     must address one or more of the aforementioned Youth Employability Project
         programming priorities;
     must provide direct intervention to at least one category of the youth target group outlined
         above;
     must provide direct opportunities to the youth target group, or result in indirect
         opportunities to the youth target group;
     financial activity must end by March 31;
     YEP can contribute $1,000 - $5,000 in total toward the budget of projects;
     Every effort should be made to seek other funding or support from the community;
     no financial contribution will be made to support ongoing infrastructure or operations of the
         applying agency.



                         Return To: Alison Pickle, Program Manager, YEP
           CEED Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development Incorporated
                             1521 Grafton Street, Halifax NS B3J 2R7
          Email: alison.pickle@ceed.info Fax: (902) 482-0291 Phone: (902) 482-6425
                                Application for Project Funding

Name of Agency/Organization:




Address:




Telephone:


Contact Name:                                 Title:


Brief description of agency/organization’s mandate related to youth:




Target Group and Numbers to be served: (16-21 years of age)

   _____ Direct recipients of Social Assistance

   _____ Dependants of Social Assistance

   _____ Youth in Care

   _____ Other (please explain) _________________________________________




                          Return To: Alison Pickle, Program Manager, YEP
            CEED Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development Incorporated
                              1521 Grafton Street, Halifax NS B3J 2R7
           Email: alison.pickle@ceed.info Fax: (902) 482-0291 Phone: (902) 482-6425
Write, at minimum, a one-page description of your project goals, and how you plan to achieve them.
Please refer to YEP’s programming priorities.




Please write a paragraph summary, which includes the following information: Cost of the project,
Number of youth who will participate, frequency of contact, contact topics and focus.




Are you presently providing services to YEP’s target participant group? Yes  No 
If Yes, describe how this project differs from what you already provide:
If No, describe how you will recruit the target participant group:




Detailed Budget Requested from YEP: (refer to attached Forecasted Budget Report)



Other financial contributions: (refer to attached Forcasted Budget Report)


Will your agency attempt to sustain the activity of this project once it is completed? If so, briefly explain.




                        Return To: Alison Pickle, Program Manager, YEP
          CEED Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development Incorporated
                            1521 Grafton Street, Halifax NS B3J 2R7
         Email: alison.pickle@ceed.info Fax: (902) 482-0291 Phone: (902) 482-6425
Forecasted Budget

Organization:

Anticipated Start Date:

Anticipated End Date:


Please complete the following budget breakdown and attach detailed notes on how project costs
were determined. For example: Administrative wages, part-time project coordinator 12 hours per
week at $15/hour for 12 weeks = $2,160. Please add or omit expenses as appropriate to your
project’s needs.
                                                                      Amount
                                                      Amount        Requested       In-Kind
      Description of Expense           Total Costs   Requested      from other    Contributions
                                                     from YEP         Funders
Overhead:
Rent
Printing
Travel
Photocopies
Marketing


Equipment & Supplies:



Payroll:
Staff Wages
Staff – MERC
Participant Wages
Participant – MERC
Participant Stipends
Guest Speakers/Instructors Honoraria



Other:




TOTAL:


                             Return To: Alison Pickle, Program Manager, YEP
               CEED Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development Incorporated
                                 1521 Grafton Street, Halifax NS B3J 2R7
              Email: alison.pickle@ceed.info Fax: (902) 482-0291 Phone: (902) 482-6425
Youth Employability Project
Programming Priorities


(1)   Peer Counselling/Mentoring: Use of peer groups, and/or individual
      mentoring situations to provide opportunity to share successes and
      challenges, gain support and guidance from others.

(2)   Specific Knowledge: Facilitate the provision of for example, but not limited
      to, skills specific training, workshops, upgrading

(3)   Experiential Activity: Wherever possible, using Entrepreneurship as an
      opportunity to “learn through doing”

(4)   Life Planning: Self-awareness in relation to work, leisure and life long
      learning activities.

(5)   Leadership Development: A combination of activities such as service to
      community, adventure, teamwork, and volunteerism.

(6)   Employability Skills Development: Development of specific job search
      tools, portfolio development, job shadowing, career planning and
      development, volunteerism and work experience.

(7)   Transitional Planning for Youth in Care: Development of employability
      action plans to transition youth aged 19-21 who are leaving care into the
      appropriate community based supports.




                      Return To: Alison Pickle, Program Manager, YEP
        CEED Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development Incorporated
                          1521 Grafton Street, Halifax NS B3J 2R7
       Email: alison.pickle@ceed.info Fax: (902) 482-0291 Phone: (902) 482-6425

								
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