We are thrilled to announce that we have officially launched our new 14-week pilot program, HAL YES! (Halton Youth for Equity & Student Voice) in 3 Halton high schools – 2 in Milton, and 1 in Oakville. This program is in partnership with the HDSB, and it aims to engage and empower racialized youth and their allies within schools. It provides youth with a safe space to engage in issues pertaining to their lived experience with racism and marginalization. The objective is to build youth’s confidence in embracing their identities, and to encourage them to take leadership in inspiring social change in their schools and communities at large. We look forward to joining our youth in their journey as they come to learn about the importance of community, leadership, and social justice. Indus Community Services would like to extend our deepest and most sincere thanks to our funders – the Ontario Trillium Foundation – and our HDSB partners for their unwavering support in making this wonderful youth-inspired, student-led initiative possible.