Media Team

 

This group of centrally staffed Focus on Youth Leaders was assembled to give you the highlights of all Focus on Youth programs, from Scarborough to Etobicoke. They also promote Focus on Youth to future leaders looking for employment and provide the chance to reach out to fellow youth in Toronto neighbourhoods.

The Management:

Our fearless leader

Michael Consul (Manager): Mike is a jack of all trades, and a real tech nerd.  He has served as a Student Leadership Coordinator for the TCDSB, in addition to being a certified 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Facilitator. A Mcgill University Graduate, Mike has also been the recipient of the Teachers that Make a Difference Award, the Provincial Exemplary Practice Award, and the TCDSB Best Practice award. He was recently awarded Teacher of the Year for 2016. On top of everything else, he’s also coached baseball, softball, volleyball, and badminton at the high school level. One of Mike’s favorite quotes: The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.

Jonathan Wilson (Supervisor): Jonathan Wilson is a recent graduate of Saint MIMG_1800other Teresa Catholic Academy where he was Vice President of Student Government and graduated as an Ontario Scholar. He is going into his 4-year User Experience Design program at Wilfred Laurier University this upcoming September. After a long time contemplating and jumping career focuses from wildlife biology, to space engineering, he has recently acquired a solid idea of what he would like to do for the rest of his life and it lies in the arts and technology. He also would like to take his love for film and turn it into a career. He believes that this program has helped him greatly by providing him with multiple opportunies for him to learn lots of new and valuable info, gain work experience, network, and ultimately be the first step to him reaching his goals. Jonathan has taken on the role of Lead Media Team Member as he goes into his 2nd year apart of the team. He has a deep passion for music; some of his favourite artists include Jay Critch, ASAP Rocky, Kanye West, J. Cole, G Herbo, and Mr.Ed Sheeran. Having playing play the trombone from the age of 2 (if you don’t believe it, he has a pic to prove it) all the way into his high school’s band, Jonathan has reaped the many benefits of playing a musical instrument. Whether is lies in his family or friends, reading, playing video games, or playing sports, he likes to live by the ASAP motto, “always strive and prosper”. His favourite quote is that of Confucius who said “He who says he can and he who says he can’t, are both usually correct”. At the end of the day, Jonathan really likes the idea of making a difference and making the world a better place no matter how small the task.

THE TEAM

Commonly known as the Media Team, this group consists of diverse individuals specializing in various aspects of technology and media. They are also trained student leaders geared with exemplary skills and qualities.