PROFILE: Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club

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In 1957 Dovercourt Boys Club opened their doors for the first time as an essential community resource, providing positive alternatives to anti-social activities, crime and substance abuse for neighborhood children and youth, ages 7 to 17 years.  It was later renamed to Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club , in an effort to be inclusive of Girls in the community. Outreach initiatives became more purposeful and deliberate. Club locations utilize community resources and partnerships to target at risk youth and bring them into the safe and positive environments.It recently was awarded a Distinction in Commitment to Student Learning for their continued work with student interns from Humber College.

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Dovercourt St.Luigi Branch Staff

Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club strive to offer children and youth from all economic, cultural and social backgrounds access to the resources, supports and opportunities that will enable them to overcome barriers and achieve their positive potential life. They provide a safe, supportive place, where every child is listened to, respected and valued in an environment of inclusion and acceptance. Their staff and volunteers model honesty, fair play, positive attitude, cooperation and respect for self and others.

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“I love my job so much” – Marielle

At the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club, kids have access to a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, theater room as well as computer room and play room. They are also located next to a community park, where they often visit to have their outdoor activities. All in all, the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club offers children the ability to grow despite their different ages and differences. It is a place that nurtures individuality a gives opportunities to make friends and stay active during the long summer.

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FOY Staff: Tailor, Marielle & Sabrina

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club

Location:
180 Westmoreland Ave

Dates:
10 weeks
End of June to beginning of September

Times: 
8:00 am-4:00 pm

Age:
4 – 12 years old

Contact Information:
Mannie D’Elia  mannie@dovercourtkids.com

Includes: Members can participate in drop in programs or day trips to locations such as Wild Water Kingdom, African Lion Safari, Marine Land, and Canada’s Wonderland. There are tournaments and special events such as Water Carnival, Play Day, and staff versus members Soccer.

 

One thought on “PROFILE: Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club

  1. ​Mannie, thank you for continuing to make such magic happen.

    It was wonderful to receive this email!

    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.”
    “There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. In that way lay defeat and death.” – Nelson Mandela
    ***You can always email but a call or a visit will get a quicker response***
    ________________________________

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