SAVE THE DATE! From the Playground to the NBA – Jan 1, 2020!

SAVE THE DATE! From the Playground to the NBA – Jan 1, 2020!

CELEBRATE WITH US THE START OF THE NEW YEAR AND MENTORSHIP MONTH! 

Join us on January 1, 2020, from 4 to 8 pm, to watch the Raptors 905 take on the Agua Caliente Clippers AND after the game participate in a special presentation where you will meet Raptors 905 players and their parents/families! Hear from them as they discuss personal stories of success, failure, challenges along their journey, and the importance
of mentorship!

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Through Youths Eyes: The Importance of Youth and Civic Engagement

Through Youths Eyes: The Importance of Youth and Civic Engagement

While young Canadians have become increasingly involved in politics, there is still a dearth of participation when comparing the voter turnout amongst 18 to 24-year-olds to those of other age groups. According to Elections Canada, there was an increase of 18.3 percentage points between the 2011 and 2015 federal elections in voter turnout for this demographic. However, the 65 to 74 range continued to prevail as the largest contributors to the polls. This same year, now Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Liberal candidate who had placed quite a focus on marketing himself on social media, was elected into office…

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Through Youths Eyes: Winning the iPad – an aid for my undergraduate studies at Ryerson University

Through Youths Eyes: Winning the iPad – an aid for my undergraduate studies at Ryerson University

When you continue your education, not all teachers tell students a list of materials they need for courses they have registered for the school year. Materials for courses that are taken during the day and/or night are affordable if students do not break any items that belong to the school and they don’t have missing books. However, taking online courses requires students spending a pile of money for electricity, registration fees (depending on the school board), a computer or tablet, and an internet connection.

“The iPad I won will be an aid for my undergraduate studies at Ryerson University!”

The iPad makes online classes accessible. At Ryerson University, full-time and part-time students are required to take courses during the day in person. Ryerson University provides educational tools for students, professors, and teachers’ assistants to improve communication and to help to understand the course. Using the iPad in the university will give me instant access to my courses on  Desire2Learn (D2L) – to see announcements made by the professors and for quick communications between my classmates, professors, and teachers’ assistants.

 

The iPad has some unique built-in apps that will be useful for the Mathematics program at Ryerson University. It includes a bundle of apps that opened doors I never discovered. The “Measure” app is used for measuring objects by manually connecting one point to another point. This is useful for the beginning of Physics I in first semester because we will be learning kinematics and dynamics and labs for those topics requires measuring distances and displacements. The “iTunes U” app is used for learning subjects from different schools for different levels of education. This app can help me understand some topics from different courses better. This app is Apple’s exclusive version of Khan Academy because Apple users can learn new topics from different institutions that they are not enrolled in. The opened doors will have significance in my undergraduate program.

 

From left: Michael Papis (RE/MAX Professionals Inc), Samuel Renos (iPad winner) and Alison Canning (Let’s Get Together!).

The Mathematics program at Ryerson University creates a huge list of employment options that not everyone knows nor would imagine such as technology and finance. Since 2014, Toronto has the fastest-growing tech industry in North America and there is a huge demand for Data Scientists (a career that integrates mathematics, statistics, and computer science). Businesses use math to monitor their budgets, financial status, and marketing tactics. Mathematics is an aid that helps sectors to adapt reality that logically makes sense.

I am grateful to Let’s Get Together! for find opportunities to help schools and families in Ward 1 by setting up fundraisers to help them get ready for the upcoming school year.  Thank you to Emiliano and Ana NoFrills for hosting the BBQ fundraiser and to Martin Eckart from Re/Max Professional Inc for donating the iPad. I’m grateful that these services exist in our community.

 

 

Samuel Reano
Kingsview Village – The Westway Youth Resident

Martin Eckert (RE/MAX Professionals Inc) iPad donor.

Helping families access affordable laptops and computers

Helping families access affordable laptops and computers

Once again we have partnered 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).

Individuals and families approved for the computer will also have access to Rogers Connect for Success program that provides low cost internet service to families in need.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 26, 2019!

MARCH BREAK Program: Let’s Get Together at Dixie Outlet Mall

MARCH BREAK Program: Let’s Get Together at Dixie Outlet Mall

We are planning a fun filled week of skill-building workshops and activities for kids, ages 9 to 13 years, that foster teamwork, growth mindset, leadership & independence at The Living Room at Dixie Outlet Mall.

The sessions will help participants:

– be better prepared to stay at home alone or elsewhere for short periods of time (Home Alone Workshop)
– recognize and respond to first aid situations (Basic First Aid Workshop)
– plan events using tools and knowledge as shared by a Professional Event Planner (Junior Event Pro Workshop)
– create balloon twisting designs (Junior Balloon Twisting Workshop)
– understand how a positive and growth mindset can help enhance their learning.

COST: $199 plus tax per person for the week*
*Fee includes course materials, certificate, mini growth mindset poster, spirit button and a balloon starter kit.

10% OFF LOYALTY OFFER FOR DIXIE OUTLET MALL CUSTOMERS – Spend $25 or more at any Dixie Outlet Mall store within the past 30 days and email us a picture of the receipt with the name of the registrant to get a 10% discount code.

TNF Balloon Twisting Workshops at Dixie Outlet Mall

TNF Balloon Twisting Workshops at Dixie Outlet Mall

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Dixie Outlet Mall to hold events and workhops at The Living Room space right in the mall and we are starting off with a series of balloon twisting workshops for youth and families!

Balloon twisting is the newest activity that helps youth learn how to focus, challenge themselves and be more patient while expanding their creativity in a fun and inclusive atmosphere. Youth will also learn how growth mindset combined with a few natural self-calming, stress-reducing techniques can be used to make learning new skills easier.

We will have special sessions for youth and for families!