We identified the need for a Yukon specific, youth-focused financial literacy training that met the unique circumstances and needs of our Yukon Youth. We provide youth with relevant information that allows them to learn, understand and develop the skills required to become more confident and informed about the decisions they make regarding personal finances and their futures. This approach allows us to meet our youth where they are at and tailor learning and skill development to the unique circumstances of specific youth, their communities and their stage in life.
In the summer of 2020, the Yukon Literacy Coalition launched a youth entrepreneurship initiative supporting and offering opportunities and guidance to Yukon youth (12-18 years old) who want to work for themselves. The Yukon Literacy Coalition helps with start-up costs, marketing, budgeting and anything else we can do to help the youth succeed.