Working Together – Intergenerational Project

Rubina Afsar Youth Zone

“Youth in Arts” and CultureLink’s Senior’s program has worked together every week on a youth-lead project, The Inter-Generational Story Telling. In partnership with the Toronto Reference Library, youth and seniors have met weekly in the evenings and have received training on different video editing software to improve their skills with digital technology. In addition, the youth have been interviewing the seniors on their personal journeys, accomplishments and struggles with different immigration barriers. “Youth in Arts” participants have come up with unique questions to ask the seniors and have given themselves roles in editing, interviewing, producing and directing. Our Thursday evening program at the Toronto Reference Library has provided meaningful opportunities for young people to engage in their communities, explore their talents in the digital skills field, and build their capacity to think critically, problem solve and make decisions. Please join us on Thursday, December 14th, 2017, for our big celebration to exhibit and present each video to staff, family and friends, that CultureLink’s Seniors and “Youth in Arts” group has worked so hard on evenings and weekends to produce!