Running Fundy Scoops Dairy Bar and operating a social enterprise offers a new and exciting way for our agency to support youth in the community. We have developed the Learn to Lead Program. This Program provides an opportunity for youth to work in a supportive environment where they will not only develop their employability skills but gain first-hand knowledge of the nonprofit world.

Summer students will be building skills at the Dairy Bar, and will also spend time throughout the summer working with one of our experienced Staff learning and practicing various aspects of non-profit management such as financial management, leadership, marketing, fundraising, child and youth service delivery, etc, depending on the student’s interest.

The Learn to Lead Program will function like our other programs here at BBBS, as a MENTORING Program. Summer staff will be supported by our Mentoring Coordinators, who will monitor each student throughout the duration of the summer, helping them set goals, overcome challenges and celebrate successes.

Youth in the Learn to Lead Program will gain valuable employability skills and leadership skills as well as a new sense of confidence in the workforce. All participants will have the opportunity to explore different facets of a non-profit organization.

By the end of the Student’s Term, they will have a foundation of knowledge and understanding of the intricates of nonprofit management, helping to guide their path as they continue their education. The Mentoring Coordinator, working with all other Staff members, will provide the students with an evaluation and certificate for their respective portfolios.