ACCESS is working with Brampton student-run group STEP to present a helpful workshop series for local youth, to be hosted in February 2014. ACCESS extends its online Speak Up for Change blog program by facilitating such in-person workshops. The goal of these free workshops are to provide youth in the Peel Region with the opportunity to become aware of their potential to take action and collaborate.

"There are a great deal of people out there that need assistance from others, and there are also a great deal of people that have the ability to provide that assistance. Some of whom may have the necessary good intentions and ideas, but not the ability to implement them," shared Vithuran Sukumar, VP of STEP.

"We hope that by holding these workshops, we can help others create their own projects, so that we would be able to, even in an indirect manor, help even more people," expressed Vithuran.

Registration for each workshop is free at the links below or Youth can participate in one or all of the sessions, at no cost.

Winter Workshop Series

Workshops for youth looking to make a difference

"As a young grassroots group, the STEP team has been working with ACCESS to develop and strengthen their student-run organization," Daniel Francavilla, founder of ACCESS, shared. "Several months later, we were pleased to provide STEP with the opportunity to develop and plan this workshop series."

For more on the December Speak Up for Change Workshop series, or to register, please visit

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ACCESS: Allowing Children a Chance at Education is a youth-run, non-profit organization that facilitates education and empathetic leadership development through initiatives that engage, inspire, and motivate youth to drive positive change, locally and globally. ACCESS envisions the empowerment of generations of leaders through education in order to inspire meaningful development in their own communities.