To create a fun and safe after school program for youth in Toronto Kennedy House Youth Services Inc


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  • To provide a fun, creative and safe after school drop in program
  • To increase participation in the after school program
  • To provide an opportunity for youth to engage in positive programming
  • To increase the youths commitment to their community

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Project Summary: The Kennedy House After School Drop in Project is designed to provide fun, safe and creative programming for youth in the high risk, priority neighbourhood of Kingston /Galloway Rd area. This program will allow the youth to learn new skills and participate in healthy activities which will benefit their community. The staff are committed to teaching youth to be accountable for their actions focusing primarily on the rewards of positive decision making.  This is done through relationship building, which involves open and honest communication, counselling, positive role modeling and interactions with the youth.  


- Provide an afterschool program at the East Scarborough Storefront 
- 25-30 youth enrolled in the program
- Promote the program in the local community through business, schools, churches, libraries, social service agencies


Community Benefit

A fun, safe, creative afterschool program for youth in a high risk community will benefit both individuals and the community at large. The youth will be given the opportunity to learn new skills, develop healthy relationships, and give back to their community. Youth need a place they can go and recieve support, participate in ativities that will meet their needs and interests. The program will be youth directed by mentors who act as volunteers and sit on an advisory committee. Special events and community outreach will be utilized to promote the programs and showcase the work the youth have done.

How will the $10K be used?

$ 8,000 For supplies to enhance our programming ability
$ 2,000 For promotional material in order to increase awareness of the program

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