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!

Through Youth’s Eyes  – Pleased to meet you, allow us to introduce ourselves

Through Youth’s Eyes – Pleased to meet you, allow us to introduce ourselves

The dilemma of every budding generation- such as mine- is feeling voiceless in comparison to the older and more established members of society. Fortunately, as technology has developed over the past few decades, it has become possible and increasingly efficient to communicate our thoughts and opinions online. For this, us millennials and Gen Z’ers are grateful.  Let’s Get Together has always aimed to bring together families and communities while bridging a generational gap. One of the most effective manners in which to instigate change is to simply share and appreciate one another’s perspectives.

There is no shortage of impassioned youth who would appreciate a platform for content they’ve created surrounding issues and topics that interest them. This is precisely why Let’s Get Together has developed a youth-focused and youth-led initiative called Through Youth’s Eyes (TYE) in order to provide a stage to such youth. The mission of TYE is to encourage youth across Ontario to speak up and share their perspectives on issues that affect their education, family, well-being and community through an open, inclusive and respected platform that helps amplify their voice within the greater community. TYE will act as a means for young people to share their respectful criticisms, solutions, and ideas with those willing to listen.

 

As of now, the TYE team has determined that we will be electronically publishing submissions on a biweekly basis (a collection of multiple pieces issued once every two weeks). The content will be available right here on Let’s Get Together’s website. We accept various forms of content submissions from poetry to photography provided the submission can be displayed on our chosen platform and is meaningful in that it sends a message with regards to a clear topic.

How can I contribute?

We’ll be doing callouts on a regular basis through Let’s Get Together’s social media accounts in which we’ll ask for youth across Ontario to drum up their best work and submit it to tye@letsgettogether.ca for editions of TYE. Keep an eye out for new posts! We will also have a submission button at www.letsgettogether.ca/throughyouthseyes.

What is TYE looking for in terms of submissions?

We want you to express yourselves using TYE’s Guiding Principles of respect, empathy, collaboration, the spirit of life-long learning, fairness, inclusion and equity. As mentioned previously, we appreciate and encourage a wide variety of content in terms of form. We don’t want anyone to feel as though they’re in a creative box.

Your options include but are not limited to…

  • Articles
  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Blogs
  • Quotes
  • Opinion Pieces
  • Interviews
  • Paragraphs

While polishing your pieces please also consider Let’s Get Together’s values as a “handbook” of sorts. These values are to put people first, that anything is possible, to be empowered, to foster collaboration and compassion, and to be innovative and revolutionary.

 

Our mission reiterated and broken down

  • To provide youth across Ontario a platform to share their thoughts on topics that affect their education, family, well-being and community.
  • To provide experiential learning opportunities for youth interested in journalism, photography, social media, communications.
  • To create mentorship opportunities for youth through our cross-student mentorship model (graduate, post-secondary, secondary and elementary).
  • To allow youth to engage in discussions to further explore and find possible solutions on issues that affect them.
  • To provide youth with the opportunity to invest in their community as they recognize the implications of current issues towards their future.
  • To encourage young writers, thinkers and creators to look at controversial topics from all angles and argue their opinion in a respectable manner.

 

It’s been lovely speaking with you and we can’t wait to get to know you better!

 The Through Youth’s Eyes team

www.letsgettogether.ca/throughyouthseyes

 

Science Rendezvous

Science Rendezvous

On Saturday, May 11th, 2019, from 10 am to 3 pm, the University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) will host a free, interactive, all ages science festival as part of Science Rendezvous.
Science Rendezvous is an annual event that opens science lab doors to the local communities.
More than 300 festival events are taking place simultaneously in over 30 cities across Canada. Festivalgoers get a chance to participate in hands-on-experiments, interact with students, and see amazing scientific demonstrations.

Last year UofGH festivalgoers took part in experiments, live demos and kid-friendly activities taking place throughout the day. For example, they had a chance to study anatomy models of the hand, the muscles and bones (take them apart and put together again!), they learned about fingerprints, investigated a “bank robbery” themed CSI station, and could also get their hand-strength measured. The little ones (and the not so little), took part in a “bugtastic” scavenger hunt, experienced the world through virtual reality, and created their own fossils.

This year, University student volunteers will lead activities in anatomy, neuroscience, health & fitness, and forensic science, and much more! Attendees of all ages, 0 to 99+ are welcome!
This year’s theme is STEAM big. Festivalgoers will be inspired to dream big about Science Technology Engineering Art & Math through all that we see around us every day.

“This festival is a really great way for our students to not only showcase the science that happens here through their programs, but also to allow them to share, show and teach others what they’ve learned,” said Kinesiology Assistant Program Head Dr. Agnes Coutinho. “Our students combine efforts and work together across all academic programs and years of study. Importantly, it is a great opportunity for visiting younger students and their families to have a chance to see the UofGH campus, interact directly with current students and even some alumni!”

University of Guelph-Humber Science Rendezvous Details
Date: Saturday May 11, 2019
What: Science Rendezvous, all-day free science festival
Time: Activities will take place between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: University of Guelph-Humber (Humber College, North Campus),
207 Humber College Blvd., Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L7
Enter at entrance “A” FREE PARKING (see map here)

Launching FREE e-learning webinars

Launching FREE e-learning webinars

Join us bi-weekly for our FREE e-learning webinars focusing on well-being, technology, education, community, family, careers & more.

From the convenience of your own computer or mobile device you can join and watch our presentation or dial in by phone to listen.
Each 30 minute webinar includes a 15 minute presentation followed by a Q&A period.

The goal of these free webinars is to provide you and your family another channel to gain knowledge, resources and tips that will better support everyone’s pathway to success in education and wellness. These webinars also encourage families to take a step forward together towards embracing 21st Century Learning. Our greatest hope is that these webinars will empower and equip your family with relevant and up-to-date information and tools so you can have important discussions at home, set goals, make plans and ultimately achieve them together with everyone’s involvement.

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.