The most recent section of focused on providing skills for individuals to transition to living independently. There are a lot of skills needed to live independently that are not often taught. Skills like finding your first apartment, budgeting or taking care of your health. It is often assumed that people know these things, or they will learn by trial and error.

This second phase of FutureStart was a youth employment program that ran between June and September of 2015 and involved  HeartWood facilitator, Brian Braganza, Lunenburg District Office staff, and nine youth ages 16-24. The young people involved selected topics for research, then developed workshops and materials of their own design, and tested them with another group of youth and service providers.

The workshop materials and information are available here on the FutureStart website.

See below for an amazing short video on the process to create the materials and workshops.