PROFILE: Trust 15


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Trust 15 is a charitable organization that provides youth in the Rexdale/North Etobicoke area with programs that promote and facilitate positive behavior, creative expression, and cooperative working skills. They exist to give kids in our community the social and educational tools to succeed in society. This is accomplished through mentoring and positive role model intervention.

 

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Enjoying their downtime as campers

Every week, Trust 15 opens its doors to 120 youth in the community through our Ladies on the Rise, Girls on the Rise, Men of Distinction, and Boys of Excellence after-school drop-in programs. They provide a safe, nurturing space for these young people to discuss and find solutions for real-life issues surrounding self-esteem, conflict-resolution, abuse, violence, peer pressure, and family life.

Trust 15 connect youth with mentors, professionals, and community leaders who network with the group members, teaching them crucial tips for success and inspiring them to believe in themselves, their talents, and their futures.

 

 

 

 

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FOY staff Tyler taking a picture with the campers at Trust15

 

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Trust 15

Location:
2 Rowntree Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9V 5C7

Date:
July 03 – August 02

Time:
9:00a.m – 4:00p.m

Contact Information:
416-427-5398 (Marcia Brown)

Website: www.trust15.com

 

PROFILE: Live For Ball (Blessed Cardinal Newman)

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Live for Ball (LFB) is a summer camp which provides basketball skills to their campers and is located at Blessed Cardinal Newman. Their main goal is to build team and individual qualities in a fun and positive environment. Their motto, “It’s your life, live it!” proves that this camp gives their campers what they need in order for them to have the best camp experience.

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Proof that hard work pays off.

The organization was founded in 2008 by Isaac King and Katrina Sorra, and every year their growth is very notable. The camp is located at Blessed Cardinal Newman CHS, 100 Brimley Road S. Given their close proximity to the Scarborough Bluffs, the camp goes on regular walks down to the Bluffs to get their campers energized. Throughout the day, they do basketball drills and games. Cheering and positive attitudes are an asset at this camp as all the campers are supportive of each other throughout the day’s activities.

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Camper showing us how to floss

Each year, they seek athletes, new and old, to be in their camp. They hope to help campers live their dreams and to find their own individuality. No matter where a child comes from, they can easily come to LFB to relieve their own stress and have fun. They believe in all of their campers and with enough focus and determination, their campers can do great things.

SUMMARY:

Organization:

Live for Ball

Location: 

100 Brimley Rd. S, Toronto, ON, M1M 3X4.

Dates/Times:
July 3 to August 10, 2018
8:30am-4:00pm

Contact Information:
Katrina Sorra
(416) 707-7033
liveforball@rogers.com

Website:
http://www.liveforball.com/

 

PROFILE: Scarborough Basketball Association (Jean Vanier)

 

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Beginning in 1996, the Scarborough Basketball Association (SBA) is a registered non-profit organization. The main goal of SBA is to serve the youth in the Scarborough area with the opportunity to grow and enjoy their summers with basketball.

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Learning a few tips

SBA is located at Jean Vanier CSS at 959 Midland Avenue. They begin their day with warm ups, basketball drills, and scrimmage. In the latter portion of the day, they learn new basketball skills and begin to exercise those newfound skills on the court.

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Striking a pose for the camera.

SBA is run and coached by volunteers. They believe in putting athletes first and winning second. Over the past 10+ years of existence, they have placed Scarborough on the basketball map in Ontario, by producing great basketball players and organizing competitive tournaments. With the positive environment provided by both the campers and staff, SBA is a perfect place for your first dribble.

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Scarborough Basketball Association

Location:
Jean Vanier CSS
959 Midland Ave, Scarborough, ON M1K 4G4

Dates/Times:
9:00am – 3:30pm
July 3 – August 10 2018

Contact Information:
Peter Jones
(416) 285 – 4428
peter_jones@rogers.com

Website:
http://www.sbabasketball.ca/

PROFILE: Footsteps to Success Central (St.Timothy)

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Footsteps to Success (Central) is located at St.Timothy Catholic School. This free six week program was created by Andre Fullerton to give the opportunity for kids to grow and develop while having fun in the summer. Kids can participate in various programs including arts, sports and leadership.

 

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Arts campers showing off their creations.

Footsteps offers youth FREE Summer Day Camp programming presented by community organizations and not-for-profit groups enabling them to:
– Gain and develop social skills by working and interacting with peers
– Receive mentoring
– Incorporate and celebrate culture
– Earn Volunteer Hours; and
– HAVE FUN!

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Enjoying a break from games.

Footsteps is affiliated with the Toronto Catholic District School Board, and the Malvern Family/Community Resource Centre. It is also sponsored by supporting partners like Urban Arts, Toronto Community Housing, Jays Care, Kaleidoscope (Scarborough Arts), and Focus on Youth, among others.

 

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FOY STAFF (Left to Right): Fjola, Bethany, Lauren and CJ

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Footsteps to Success

Location:
St. Timothy Catholic School
25 Rochelle Crescent, Willowdale, ON, M2J 1Y3

Dates:
July 3rd to August 10th, 2018

Times: 
9:00am-4:00pm

Age:
8 -13 years old

Contact Information:
Andre Fullerton
(416)-254-6428
andre.fullerton@tcdsb.com

Website:
https://www.tcdsb.org/FORSTUDENTS/FOCUSONYOUTH/Pages/Footsteps-to-Success-summer-camp.aspx

Profile: Urban Arts: Chaminada

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UrbanArts is an art based camp dedicated to enriching the lives of campers through a variety of art forms such as visual arts, music, theatre, dance and more! Campers at UrbanArts always have a fun and safe space to express themselves, create art and form friendships.

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Smiling camper having fun

There is never a dull day at UrbanArts as each week has a brand new exciting theme, for example, textile arts, dance/movement, music and environmental arts. Guest artists of all artistic backgrounds are invited in to lead the children in enriching workshops which broaden the campers’ knowledge and understanding of a variety of different art forms.

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The campers also have the opportunity to go on art orientated field trips, for example, the Art Gallery of Ontario, where they are exposed to art in their community. With the knowledge they gain, each camper has the chance to try out their new skills towards creating their own unique projects, allowing each individual to express their own ideas and opinions

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Campers in a circle

The kids are constantly learning new things, not just about art, but also about themselves as strong, responsible individuals. The engaging art lessons that the campers are taught strengthen each aspect of their being; sharing their art and opinions to improve each child’s communication, expression and sense of identity. One thing is certain, the UrbanArts camp gives an overwhelming sense of joy and acceptance that it positively impacts the lives of all who are involved.

 

 

SUMMARY:

Organization:
Urban Arts

Location:
490 Queens Dr, North York,
ON M6L 1M8

Dates/Time:
July 6th – August 14th
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact information:
Marlene McKintosh
(416) 241-5124
info@urbanartstoronto.org

Website:
http://www.urbanartstoronto.org

 

 

PROFILE: West Scarborough Boys & Girls Club (St. René Goupil)

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of West Scarborough, located at St.René Goupil, is a camp where all staff and campers are all like a family. Every day there is something fun and new to do!

 

 

The camp goes on various field trips every week and also weekly swimming trips. They also play many games throughout the day whether it is indoors or outdoors, do arts and crafts, and so forth. The camp divides the kids according to age so that they can provide the most suitable activities for the specific age groups.

 

 

The camp aims to be a place where children are able to experience new opportunities, build positive relationships and develop the necessary skills to assist in their future. With the amazing staff here, there is never a dull moment at camp!

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY:

Organization:
West Scarborough Boys & Girls Club

Location:
St.René Goupil
44 Port Royal Trail Scarborough, ON, M1V 2G8

Date:
July 3 – August 11

Time:
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Age:
5 – 12 years old

Contact Information:
Bridgette Rivaldo
(647) 210-3555
info@wsncc.org

Website:
https://www.wsncc.org/

PROFILE: Eastview Boys & Girls Club

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Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre is a charitable, multi-service neighbourhood centre that offers a broad range of recreational, social and capacity-building programs to area residents. For over 40 years, Eastview has played a vital role in the lives of community’s members of all ages. Our centre incorporates Eastview Toronto Boys & Girls Club, as well as a wide variety of programs and services for children 5 – 13 years old.

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Campers enjoying arts and crafts

Eastview Boys & Girls Club offers the campers an all-day camp from 9AM to 4PM where they have sports, arts and crafts, baking, and much more fun activities. It offers 5 – 13 year olds a place to stay for the summer and enjoy their time and make memories and friends that will last them a lifetime.

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Campers working together to solve a puzzle

No matter who you are, the Eastview Community Centre has something for you to do this summer. With their friendly staff, great facilities, and a positive environment, the Eastview Community Centre is the place to be!

 

 

Summary

Organization:
Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre

Location:
86 Blake Street, Toronto, Ontario M4J 3C9

Dates:
July 4 to August 11, 2017

Times:
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Ages:
5 years old-13 years old

Contact Information:
Laurette Jack
(416)-392-1750
laurettejack@eastviewcentre.com

Website:
Eastview