Youth Amplified is a suite of community-focused initiatives rooted in Sheridan’s mission to unlock the transformative power of education – and help young people in our local campus-communities forge a path to postsecondary studies.
In partnership with youth-serving organizations across Halton and Peel, the programs under the Youth Amplified banner seek to intentionally forge pathways to postsecondary for equity-deserving groups. They offer youth mentorship, connections to financial aid and resources, exposure and hands-on experiences with our disciplines of strength, guidance through the postsecondary application process, a window into student life, and more.
Youth Amplified delivers on the aspirations in Sheridan’s Strategic Plan to contribute meaningfully to the needs of our local communities across Peel and Halton Regions.
By connecting deeply and listening to the needs of our local community partners and youth, we can strengthen access to postsecondary education together.
- More Bigs and more Littles as Sheridan expands Bigs on Campus
- Youth in care now eligible for tuition bursary at Sheridan
- Sheridan recognized as ‘COVID Wonder’ for community partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
- Youth Amplified at Sheridan joins the Actua Network
- Mentorship unites youth and Sheridan volunteers in BIGS On Campus
- Sheridan's partnership with Home Suite Hope gives students a bright future
- 2020/21 Youth Amplified Impact Report
The Youth Amplified strategy seeks to collaborate with community-based youth organizations in Peel and Halton that align with our strategy’s purpose and approach to giving sightline and eliminating barriers to postsecondary education – ultimately supporting and empowering all youth to reach their full potential.
This can take on several formats:
- Co-designing new initiatives together
- Bringing content-specific workshops to your existing programs/youth groups
If you are a local youth-serving organization interested in collaborating with us, please fill out the following form to get started. We look forward to connecting with you!
Meet some of our community partners
Sheridan College is a proud network member of Actua, a national network of like-minded programs.
Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 350,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide. Please visit Actua at www.actua.ca.
Additionally, we would like to recognize Actua’s National funders whose support also benefits our programs.
2022-23 Actua National Funders
Sheridan’s teams are ready to support members of our community who may be considering postsecondary studies, whether by sharing a glimpse of life at Sheridan or helping you navigate the application process.
Please review the resources below to learn about the many pathways and resources available to help you get started.