PROFILE: Belka Enrichment

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Belka Enrichment Center is a non-profit organization that aims to develop educational and social potential at low income. Belka Enrichment “aims at enabling children and youth of the low income and inner-city communities secure economic self-reliance, equality, power, and civil rights.”

The campers playing

The campers playing “Guess the song”

The Belka Enrichment Center has a number of programs that run all year long, dedicated to raising academic levels for at-risk children in the area. This encourages them to become active, and involved as members in their community. The center began its program over 10 years ago and has become a safe haven for children from SK to grade 8 who needs homework assistance, mentoring, friendship, and protection.

FOY staff playing with the campers

FOY staff playing with the campers

The center is very committed to supporting the children and youth in need. The Belka Summer Camp with Mayor John Tory offer daily hot lunches, weekly trips, swimming, sports, and many more! Mayor John Tory has been part of this camp for more than 8 years, where he visits and plays with the campers, as well as, reads and tell stories. The goal of this program is to reward campers by providing them with opportunities and exposing them to a positive atmosphere under the guidance of leaders and mentors.

The kids waiting for their lunch

The kids waiting for their lunch

The children and youth in the Jane and Finch area are given the opportunity to attend to this educational camp where they may feel safe and secure, while learning and having fun. This program allows the children to develop grow maturely as leaders, creating connections and broadening horizons. The program this year ended up with 130 campers and 23 staff members, 5 Kitchen staff All from 13 Division Police, York University and Community Parents’ group.

FOY staff from left to right; Julia, Kofiat, and Marrissa

FOY staff from left to right; Julia, Kofiat, and Marrissa

Summary:

Organization:

Belka Enrichment Center

Location:

St. Charles Garnier Separate School

20 Strong Ct.,Toronto, ON

Date/Time:

July 6 – August 21

9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Ages:

4 – 13

Contact Information:

(416) 276-0852

Belkaradio@gmail.com

Website:

www.belkaecenter.com  

One thought on “PROFILE: Belka Enrichment

  1. ?All the best with such special work, I hope you have another incredible summer!

    Peace, Joy, Hope, Charity, Appreciation and Humility, Steve De Quintal Teacher, St. Mary Catholic Academy, 66 Dufferin Park Ave. Toronto, Ontario M6H-1J6. 416-393-5528 ext. 84293 “that they may have life and have it the full.” “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou ***You can always email but a call or a visit will get a quicker response*** ________________________________

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