Champs Mentoring Champs began as a homework club in 2007 for children ages 4-11, with only 11 children. The following year they applied with the Focus On Youth program in hopes of expanding this initiative. Their first camp started at Blessed Mother Teresa with 25 children, and has since increased to more than 265 participants aged 4-17 within the year.
The main goal of “Champs Mentoring Champs” is to allow youth to develop leadership and interpersonal skills that will be necessary in overcoming any life challenges. They hire employees from the following organizations: Focus On Youth, Tropicana, and Service Canada’s Summer Jobs. When kids turn 14 they have the opportunity to volunteer with the program and eventually apply as a camp counselor at the age of 16. Ultimately, they want the youth to have a positive and memorable experience.
The youth are able to play sports and enjoy other various physical activities, while building relationships among their peers and counselors. As a result, the participants and staff have gained something invaluable.
Organization: Champs Mentoring Champs
Location: 2103-250 Brenyon Way, Scarborough ON, M1B 3G3
Date/Times: 6 weeks in the summer
Contact info: Daunette Jackson
(647) 622 7984