collaborates with schools & organizations to equip youth (10-18) and practitioners with the knowledge and tools they need to dismantle prejudice in their own communities.
Young people are passionate about changing the world, especially when it comes to social injustices.
Next Gen is dedicated to supporting young people in their journey of dismantling prejudice through Fellowships, Workshops, Resources, and our Digital Learning Hub.
We provide young people with opportunities to examine inequity, strengthen their social-emotional communication skills, and develop tools to bring about meaningful change.
Next Gen is generously supported by
We bring youth together to have meaningful discussions about hard topics. Through our transformative talks and skill-based exercises, we practice active listening, self-expression, rapport building, and empathy. We do this through:
Junior Fellows are high school students from across the country that engage with Next Gen's programming through a variety of roles that build their communication, critical thinking and leadership skills.
Next Gen Fellowship program runs from October - June
Fellows are provided with research training and facilitation skills
Can fulfill mandated high school community service hours based on Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) requirements
NextGen offers free development opportunities outside of the Fellowship, including three Student Workshops and one Educator Certification.
Re-Imagining Education Through a Peace & Justice Framework
DIGITAL LEARNING HUB
The Digital Learning Hub is a student-centred, innovative platform that allows students to connect with each other, share ideas and opinions, and develop social action projects. You will learn:
Civic Engagement & Agency
This module will explore concepts like active citizenship, civic engagement and agency in order to help strengthen our capacity to address the social conflicts that most concern us.
How to Respectfully Disagree: Disrespect vs. Disagreement
This module will explore how we can challenge the ideas and views of others in effective and respectful ways.
Trauma Informed Engagement
In this module, we will understand the importance of trauma-informed engagement in a world of diverse human beings from varying backgrounds and trauma experiences.
Unpacking White Privilege
In this module, we will explore and impacts of white privilege, why it exists, and what we can do about it.
Conflict Resolution for Interpersonal Conflicts
Equity, Equality and Liberation
In this module, we will explore the meaning of these 3 terms –equality, equity and liberation, how they differ and what they can look like using memes!!
In this module, we will learn how to engage in conflict in a good way, so that conflicts can be an opportunity to create deeper, more meaningful connections and understandings with others.
Next Gen offers lesson plans, toolkits, and resource packages centered on themes of equity, inclusivity & justice for your classroom. Stay tuned for updated content in the upcoming months.