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: 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: St. Alban’s Boys Girls Club: Blessed Archbishop Romero

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St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club was founded in 1949 and serve over 2000 members a year at their founding clubhouse plus 1000 more in 18 satellite sites including locations in three United Way identified priority neighborhoods.

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Toronto Firefighters teaching kids and having fun

Passionate, well-trained staff and volunteers lead a diverse range of programs and services such as daycare, early years programs, after school programs, sports and recreation programs, youth leadership programs, summer camp, aquatics lessons, tutoring, mentoring, arts programs, employment readiness programs and more.

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A camper having fun with the fire hose

Surrounded by strong role models with a philosophy based on acceptance and friendship, the atmosphere of the camp is stress-free and exciting! Campers know that when they come to St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club fun and friendships await them.

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SUMMARY

Organization:
St.Alban’s Boys and Girls Club

Location:
100 Emmett Avenue, York, ON
York Humber PS

Age:
6-12

Date/Time:
Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5pm

Website:
www.stalbansclub.ca

Contact info:
shawn@stalbansclub.ca

 

PROFILE: St. Alban’s Boys Girls Club: York Humber PS

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St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club was founded in 1949 and serve over 2000 members a year at their founding clubhouse plus 1000 more in 18 satellite sites including locations in three United Way identified priority neighborhoods.

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Staff and a few campers!

At St. Alban’s, they strive to maintain and strengthen their core services to children and youth while growing to meet the varied and changing needs of our communities.
St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club offers kids a chance to bond with peers their own age through sports activities and outdoor games. This allows them to learn comradery and teamwork skills that they would not be able to attain in an at home environment. They also benefit from a healthy active lifestyle and leadership mentorship from positive young role models.

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Campers enjoying their free time, playing basketball.

Campers at the St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club are always full of enthusiasm and greatly reflect the energy of their camp counselors. It was great to see kids excited and immersed in sports such as rugby, one which not many campers had previously had the opportunity to try. The camp recognizes that kids love trying new things and take advantage of this thirst in their own backyards.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ola & Rosie

SUMMARY

Organization:
St.Alban’s Boys and Girls Club

Location:
100 Emmett Avenue, York, ON
York Humber PS

Age:
6-12

Date/Time:
Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5pm

Website:
www.stalbansclub.ca

Contact info:
shawn@stalbansclub.ca

 

PROFILE: Seeds of Hope Youth Unlimited: St.Jane Frances

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The Seeds of Hope summer day camp was established in 2005 by Benjamin Osei and has provided a fun and safe space for campers to be engaged and learn ever since. The goal of the camp is to create a supportive and enriching environment that gives campers a place to belong and feel completely welcome to be themselves. All summer, kids, and youth have the opportunity to learn from each other, their supervisors and themselves in order to blossom into their full potential.

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Every day there are fun activities for the kids including sports, arts as well as academic learning and bible stories. They organize exciting and educational field trips for the campers such as African Lion Safari, Wet, and Wild, picnics, and swimming! As the founder, Ben Osei says, “By the time they go back to school they’ll have lots of stories to share.”

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At Seeds of Hope, campers are encouraged to be leaders and responsible individuals. In fact, many campers become camp counselors and volunteers when they turn sixteen! This camp experience is the gift that does not stop giving as it opens the doors for opportunities and friendships that continue into the campers’ adolescence.

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Summary:

Organization:
Youth Unlimited’s Seeds of Hope
St. Jane Francis Catholic School

Dates and Hours:
July 6th to August 21st, 2015 8:30am – 4pm

Location:
2745 Jane St.

Contact Info:
Benjamin Osei
416-383-1229
oseiben@hotmail.com

 

 

Profile: Youth Now On Track Summer Camp: St. John the Evangelist

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The YNOT Summer Camp was founded in July 2004 by the Board of Directors Youth Now On Track Services (YNOT).  Youth Now On Track Services is a registered charitable organization which caters to the low-income families in the surrounding community.   Located at 2300 Shepherd Avenue West near Weston Road in North York, YNOT has implemented and supported many programs for youth and their families.

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A camper who enjoys basketball!

Each day is filled with fun and engaging activities such as: playing in the gym, visiting the community park and playing outside on the school playground. On most Fridays, the camp goes on a variety of field trips outside of the community, where campers have the opportunity to grow and learn something new.

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YNOT campers making lava lamps.

At the end of the day, the most important thing at St. Jude’s Youth Now On Track Summer Camp is the well being and happiness of each camper. Campers learn that their words and actions have a power that can be used to show kindness towards one another. This lesson is demonstrated beautifully by the role models placed at the camp who love to keep campers smiling!

 

 

 

 

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Kesha & Jovanna

 

SUMMARY

Organization:
Youth Now On Track

Location:
20 Beverly Hills Dr, Downsview, ON M3L 1A1

Dates/Times:
July 3rd – August 11th

Ages:
7 years old – 17 years old

Contact Info:
647.427.4898
info@ynotservices.org

Website:
www.ynotservices.org