HAMILTON, ON – Oct 8, 2020 – Hamilton Public Library, in partnership with NTRL, a Hamilton-based youth incubator, is combining resources to help youth develop their creative talents.
NTRL supplies the experts and time; HPL provides access to high-tech equipment in its Makerspace at Central Library. It’s a recipe for success when you add eager students, keen to learn from the pros and put their know-how to work using hands-on tools.
Mentors from NTRL work one-on-one with youth to turn their hobbies and interests into professional career paths. Mentors and mentees meet in Central Library’s 4th Floor Makerspace to work on specific projects and develop skills, such as time management and goal setting.
“NTRL works with young people to give them the soft skills and entrepreneurial knowledge to launch and run a successful arts/performance business,” said NTRL’s Director of Operations, Samson Dekamo.
“We work with our community partners to offer space, technology and resources to ensure today’s young people become successful entrepreneurs tomorrow,” said HPL’s Chief Librarian, Paul Takala.
Youths interested in participating in this mentorship program should visit ntrldevelopment.org.
NTRL is a creative and flexible approach to youth development within the creative arts. As the first of its kind, our system is malleable, using hands-on experience, as well as a curriculum based on transferrable soft skills training. Visit us online at ntrldevelopment.org. Connect with us on social media @ntrldevelopment.