We want to believe that someone is teaching our children how to communicate effectively. How to make informed decisions – and set goals. But who? The truth is, if kids don’t learn life skills in school, they may not learn them at all.

In Quebec, one out of five girls, and shockingly, one out of three boys, quit school before they graduate.

Youth who are left unsupported – lacking role models, employment opportunities, educational options – frequently become a cost to society. Providing support now could prevent these young people from becoming homeless adults and sinking permanently into a costly cycle of homelessness and dependence on the government.

F.A.C.E.S. Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to inspiring and supporting vulnerable youth to a better future by providing them with the opportunity to control their own destiny.

Overviews

Our programs are designed to assist students in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful as they explore their options and make the transition to functioning young adults.

Life Skills

Designed to help teens and young adults identify and learn the skills required to transition into a successful, independent life living on their own an in the world at large.

What are Life Skills?


-Budgeting Skills
-Time Management
-Communication Skills
-Food Shopping and Cooking Skills
-Personal Hygiene and much, much more…

Life skills are the competencies we all need to succeed in life. Without them, young people are dramatically more susceptible to bullying, violence, substance abuse, dropping out of school, financial problems, and unemployment.

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Job Skills

An in-depth practical and interactive look at preparing for the job market by developing the skills and knowledge that are essential to secure and maintain employment.

Communication - - Teamwork - - Problem solving - - Self-management - - Learning - - Dress for success - - Your attitude - - Developing a good work ethic - - Understanding employer’s expectations - - Preparing for the interview

Participants in this program may qualify for a work-study stage.

Financial Literacy Workshops

Do you currently have a savings account?
Do you currently have a checking account?
Do you plan on owning or currently own a car?
What is a good interest rate for a car loan?
Do you plan on owning a house one day?
What would you do to finance your house?
What is a down payment?
Can you purchase a house without a down payment?
Do you currently have a credit card or loan?
What is a co-signer?
and much more...

Mentoring

Serving as a mentor brings many challenges and rewards, with the best mentors working to shape their mentees into other leaders, rather than just good followers. If done well, the long-term impact of mentoring can offer life- and career-changing benefits to both parties.


Support with day-to-day living

-Mentors help improve a young person’s self-esteem.
-Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking (Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters).
-About 40% of a teenager’s waking hours are spent without companionship or supervision. Mentors provide teens with a valuable place to spend free time.
-Mentors teach young people how to relate well to all kinds of people and help them strengthen communication skills.

Support for education

-Mentors help keep students in school.
-Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class (Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters).
-Mentors help with homework and can improve their mentees’ academic skills.

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