Build To Change (BTC) is a free after-school program for youth ages 12-15 to work alongside a team of other young people who want to make a difference in their community using the arts. Over the course of 10 sessions you and your team will design and deliver a creative project that takes action on a social issue you choose together. You’ll get the chance to collaborate and learn with professionals from the arts, non-profit and private sectors to bring your project to life.

BTC is designed to give you the skills needed to take on larger, self-driven projects that make a difference. If you are already ready to work in a team and take action, we recommend checking out our participant-led Youth Lead Impact (YLI) program. 

the experience

when & where

BTC currently runs at select locations in Toronto and at select Vancouver School Board locations. To find an upcoming class near you, reach out to

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