JAYU is a Toronto-based charity dedicated to sharing human rights stories through the arts. In partnership with Brampton Library, JAYU’s iAM Intro to Photography program offers equity-deserving youth ages 12-29 free access to photography mentorship. This 6 week program is led by a local artist and two junior mentors who have taken the program in the past. The program is meant to give youth a first look into how the arts can be used as a tool to tell human rights and social justice stories and to spread a message that matters to them. A large part of the program also works to ensure that youth are connected to employment opportunities beyond their participation, so after completion of this program, a youth mentor will be invited to share the knowledge they learned. To ensure accessibility for all youth, transit tickets and food are provided at each program session.