Angela first started attending the Moorelands After-school program at the Applegrove Community Complex when she was 11 years old. Today, at 22, she is a Program Leader at another Moorelands BLAST After-school program and also works at the Moorelands City Summer Day Camp in the summer.
“I wasn’t popular at school”, says Angela. I was the tallest; I had curly hair, buckteeth and acne. The Moorelands After-school was a place I could go where I wouldn’t be judged. It was a place where you were free to be who you are, a loving place, a safe place. I wanted to make sure the after-school program was the same for others as it was for me. The people there are the best.”
In her off hours, Angela is studying at George Brown College and is an active volunteer. She has been recognized with five awards for her volunteer efforts, including a Volunteer of Ontario Award.