PTBI's programs are focused on providing innovative ways to engage youth. Using the Theory of Change Model and working with the communities we serve, our programs are designed to promote small changes for community and individual impact.
We provide service-learning opportunities for local post-secondary students to further develop their skills in an international capacity. Our international programs are located in the Caribbean and our local programs are located in the GTA.
The program was delivered through a series of workshops and seminars with an anti-oppression and social justice framework using social media. The program culminated with local civic engagement projects which were planned and delivered by program participants.
This program was funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Service-learning programs provide students with an opportunity to volunteer within our development programs. The program helps students to gain a deeper understanding of social service and engage with local communities while volunteering. All of our service-learning programs have a social justice theme.
LITERACY and LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
PTBI's flagship annual camp program: Camp Power to Be is delivered in three streams which focus on the development of different aspects of child and youth development with a literacy and leadership focus.
- Employment Readiness (16 years and older): (ETP)
LUMIFI for Literacy
The Power to Be International (PTBI) in partnership with the University of Toronto's Enactus provided technology and resources to primary and high schools in rural Western parishes of Jamaica. Through this pilot project, selected rural schools were provided with a Lumifi device, which uses a router as a hub for PTBI's Digital Reading Improvement Program (D-REP).
This program supported communities in the Caribbean to fulfill the goal of promoting educational priorities. PTBI worked with community partners to identify and complete various infrastructure projects that support education and youth.
Our infrastructure builds include local youth volunteer programs that support community youth to participate in the development of their own community. Youth work with partners, tradespeople, and volunteers to assist in completing the projects.