Profile: Heart Beatz

Heart Beatz provides camp, day camp, and youth program services to residents from the McCowan to Kingston areas. Their target age group is 2 1/2 to 12 years old. The centre operates from 7am-6pm. The organization began as a community centre over 30 years ago in a basement of a […]

Profile: Scarborough Basketball Association

The Scarborough Basketball Association formed in 1996 with the goal of providing youth of the Scarborough area with opportunities to grow and enjoy life, using basketball. The SBA could even serve as the beginning of someone’s successful professional basketball career. But the organization is mostly interested in character-building, friendships, and fun through […]

Profile: Studio 15

Studio 15 is an arts-based camp, mainly run by the sibling team of Jessica and Johnny Dotson, with all decisions overseen by the organization’s executive director, Darrin Lindsay. The camp handles kids ages 10-15, and divides them into 3 age categories. Following the quick success of Studio 15, the administration decided […]

Special Event: Camp Olympia, Day 2

Saturday, June 1st marked the second day of the Focus On Youth Leadership training at  Camp Olympia. The day began with breakfast in the Dining Hall, followed by Workshop #2. The workshops include Coaching led by Justin, Carm, Andrew and Matthew, with students from Francis Liberman and Neil McNeil.  The […]

Special Event: Camp Olympia, Day 1

Before we send our staff to work, we send them to be trained at Camp Olympia. At Olympia, they focus on skill building, teamwork, and communication, all of which are essential in being successful in the Focus on Youth program. Student leaders from schools across the board, such as Archbishop Romero, […]

Special Event: Don Bosco Carousel

The TCDSB’s Focus On Youth program implemented a  new hiring processes this year called the “Carousel,” a more interactive approach to hiring students. This process included giving the students various tasks to demonstrate their skills while being on the job. This process allowed teachers to see the students in action before […]

Special Event: Jean Vanier: Carousel

The student leaders of the Toronto Catholic District School Board attended an information carousel night at Jean Vanier Secondary School. The session consisted of tests to judge the actions of the potential leaders. The activities were designed to make the leaders more comfortable, and to act as a teaching aide. They […]

Special Event: Sunnybrook Camp Day

The sky was bright and clear, and the weather was just a bit chilly as students from Blessed Mother Teresa and Father Henry Carr’s Footsteps summer camp arrived at Sunnybrook Park to enjoy  their official Camp Day on July 24th. The event was organized by Mike Consul, and Andre Fullerton, […]