Let’s Get Empowered! – Encouraging self-discovery and resilience through storytelling and games

Let’s Get Empowered! – Encouraging self-discovery and resilience through storytelling and games

On Thursday, July 19, from 7 to 8:30 pm, we invite families and friends to a FREE, fun evening of learning through stories and exploring games. Come out to Studio 89 in Mississauga to meet our volunteer student ambassadors – a group of really cool post-secondary students that strive to empower the younger generation through storytelling and playful learning.

Through trying a variety of skill-development games and interacting with our student ambassadors, we hope everyone will learn more about themselves and build resilience while they engage with other like-minded families in the local neighbourhood.

This event is ideal for families with children in JK and up.

All youth groups, clubs, camps, and schools are welcome.

 

Helping families get access to affordable, renewed desktops and laptops today

Helping families get access to affordable, renewed desktops and laptops today

We are excited to announce that Let’s Get Together! is partnering with Renewed Computer Technology (RCT) to help provide access to affordable desktops and laptops to low income families.

If you need a computer for school or work, you can get a renewed desktop package with monitor, keyboard and mouse for $60.00 (plus $11.00 shipping) or a laptop package for $150.00 (plus shipping $11.00).

The renewed computers will come with Windows 10 and MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote plus learning software to familiarize you with your new equipment. All systems will also include standard 2-year depot warranty provided by RCT (batteries not covered by warranty).

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 Building Tech Savvy families and communities

“This is exciting and really needed!” said Alison Canning, Executive Director of Let’s Get Together! and resident of Kingsview Village Westway Neighbourhood.  “I have seen kids typing up school reports on their cell phones because they couldn’t afford to purchase a computer. This will definitely make a big difference for them. Having technology in their home can also increase ease of access to applying for online posting for jobs, internships and volunteer positions as well as online learning opportunities for parents, youth and children together. We aim to help approximately 20 families in this round and hope the community members, both individuals and organizations, will consider working with us to sponsor the purchases so we could actually offer the computers to families for free.  Our mission through this partnership is to create more tech savvy families and communities across the GTA.”

Making learning more equitable and accessible

The renewed computers from RCT, are available to low-income individuals and families living in Ontario. Applicants use a special group code provided by Let’s Get Together! to apply online for their equipment or attend in person to one of our info sessions. To be eligible, individuals and families have to meet the low-income criteria and provide proof of income. Parents or legal guardians may apply on behalf of a child or youth under the age of 18.

 

Contact us at info@letsgettogether.ca or call 416-302-8349 if you are interested in applying for a desktop or laptop or have questions about this initiative. Application deadline is July 13, 2018.

PRESS RELEASE: Growth Mindset – From the Playground to the NBA…

PRESS RELEASE: Growth Mindset – From the Playground to the NBA…

An interactive, community event connecting children, youth and their families with emerging basketball stars to talk about teamwork, building a growth mindset, life lessons, resilience and lifelong learning.

Mississauga, Ontario CANADA: Let’s Get Together! in partnership with Raptors 905, Mississauga Sports Council and Ontario Basketball Association is hosting a one-of-a-kind, interactive community event on March 10th, 2018 at the Hershey Centre and SportZone in Mississauga.

WHAT IS GROWTH MINDSET?

Raptors 905 players, Aaron BestKaza Kajami-Keane, Shevon Thompson and Kennedy Meeks sit down to share their personal stories with families from across the GTA, to promote a growth mindset – a strategy that can be the key to every child’s, every parent’s success.

LEARNING TOGEHTER

Let’s Get Together’s! Executive Director, Alison Canning, says “We see the Raptors 905 players learning path parallel to today’s students.  They need to learn how to work under pressure, deal with transitions, thrive as a team, accept feedback, overcome challenges/barriers and cope with failures”. She goes on to say, “Research shows growth mindset can have both a short-term and long-term positive impact on a child’s life by helping them to believe skills and abilities can be developed and are not just limited to those who are naturally skilled. These players have developed a mindset that have helped them achieve their goals so we need to learn how they did it”.

The Growth Mindset talk is the second of two we’ve hosted with the Raptors 905. It follows up on the Parent Involvement Matters talk that took place on January 27, 2018, where Aaron Best and Kaza Kajami-Keane’s families shared their stories of how they raised and supported Aaron and Kaza. Check out our event video and the recording of the Parent Involvement Talk.

Alison Canning in closing says “This event is an opportunity for families to learn together. Our hope is that children and youth come away inspired and empowered with an actionable plan and that parents feel more equipped to support and foster growth mindset in their family.”

“Every basketball family faces different obstacles on their path of development and we look forward to hearing the stories and lessons shared at Growth Mindset,” said Jason Jansson, Executive Director of Ontario Basketball. “Hearing from the Raptors 905 players, some of them former OBA athletes, will be fun and inspirational.”

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

On Saturday, March 10th, starting at 1 pm, come watch the Raptors 905 take on the Canton Charge, and join the players after the game for our interactive discussion: Growth Mindset –  a Key to Your Child’s SuccessParents are encouraged to attend with their child(ren).

Game will be held at Hershey Centre, 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga ON L4Z 4B6

REGISTER and learn more at www.communitylearninghub.org.

Raptors 905 are the NBA G League defending champions and the lone Canadian team in the league. Founded in 2015, the team joined the league for the 2015-16 season, playing out of Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

Let’s Get Together! is a Not-for-Profit organization that creates opportunities for parents, youth and communities to access learning resources that provide educational assistance and supports student well-being.