Bridging the Gap

Official Kick off date !

We are proud to announce that “Bridging the Gap” will be kicking off  at Lord Williams pub, situated at 265 Rue des Seigneurs, Montréal, QC H3J 0B3 , April 7th 2018. Owner of Lord Williams pub, Joe Pilotte, will be the first edition of the “Bridging the Gap” event. He will be orienting his session around how you don’t need a suit and tie to find success in life.

**For more info on how to be involved: info@youthstars.org **

Youth Stars Sud-Ouest – “Bridging the Gap”

This spring, Youth Stars Foundation will be launching a program called “Bridging the Gap” aimed at opening channels of communication between the youth/ young adult community of the Sud-Ouest and the business owners in the area.

This initiative is being spearheaded by Youth Stars Foundation’s director, Malik Shaheed, who has close ties to the Sud-Ouest: He grew up in little Burgundy, played hockey in Saint-Henri, played baseball in Ville-Emard, and worked with youth as an animator at the YMCA in Pointe Saint-Charles. The idea for the program came when Malik Shaheed reconnected with the owner of Lord Williams, Joe, a former resident of Pointe Saint-Charles. Shaheed had supported Joe as a youth during his time at the YMCA.

Malik Shaheed’s ties to the community and his notoriety as a TV host and event producer has allowed him to develop relationships with several business-owners in the area. With the program “Briding the Gap” Shaheed seeks to use his position to bridge the gap between the
young residents of the Sud-Ouest and the newly settled/ existing merchants.

In partnership with different community groups in the area, the program seeks to…

• Offer an opportunity for owners and/or management teams to share their professional
experience, insight and advice to the young community through testimonials.

• Provide youth/ young adult community an opportunity to acquire knowledge about
establishing a business, the importance of networking and more.

A selected number youth may have the chance to continue their professional relationships with interested business owners through a job-placement pairing process.

Malik Shaheed will also be sharing his entrepreneurial-insight with the participants by shedding light on the obstacles and struggles he faced on his path to success.

 

For more information, or to be a part of our program, please contact us at info@youthstars.org or 514-800-9746.