After-school Program Highlights 2018-2019

All three of our after-school programs have finished for the year (although we have the Leadership Retreat to look forward to this weekend). Check out the pics to see how much fun, play, crafts, snacks, games, baseball, learning, laughter, and friendships we’ve packed into our BLAST, LED, and VITAL after-school programs this year. Thank you […]

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Learning to Lead at LED!

LED (Lead, Excel, Demonstrate) has closed for this spring session and we’ve been fondly looking back on some of our favourite memories! Equipping Kids with Skills to Lead! 1. Creating Vision Boards! It was so important to start the LED journey focusing on FIRST THINGS FIRST…they help us to know what we wanted to get […]

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BLAST Is Knocking It Out Of The Park

Our BLAST program has been very busy these last few weeks! They have been working on their baseball skills, with the support of the Jays Care Foundation. Baseball is not only fun, active, and about developing your skills, but it also teaches us how to be leaders and work together. When you play baseball you […]

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LED – Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow!

Moorelands Kids’ LED program (Lead, Excel, Demonstrate) has launched for the spring semester! We’re so excited to have the opportunity to serve so many young people. Moorelands Kids is committed to empowering kids to become leaders, and setting them up for success. We invest in leadership and life skills learning programs that enable kids to […]

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Being a Leader Means Being a Positive Influence

Moorelands Kids’ LED (Lead, Excel, Demonstrate) kids have worked hard all year learning about the HABITS & QUALITIES that make a great leader. It takes work to be PROACTIVE as a leader, but when you choose your response and consider the feelings of others, you show RESPECT. They have worked hard all year through activities […]

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Moorelands Kids – Shaping Generations of Positive Role Models.

“I love Moorelands because it feels like a family and it’s an inclusive environment. I feel confident sending my kids here because I know they’re going to be safe and taken care of, but they’re also going to learn positive life skills and have great experiences they wouldn’t get elsewhere.” Clayton Jackson Clayton Jackson attended […]

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Leadership Retreat 2018

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.”  Ken Blanchard Saturday, May 5th marked the annual leadership retreat for our Youth LED and VITAL participants. The leadership retreat is a chance for our middle school and high school participants to consolidate their leadership learnings, connect with their peers and demonstrate their growth through […]

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What Goes On at Moorelands Youth LED?

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader success is all about growing others.”  Jack Welch Moorelands Youth LED program at Valley Park Middle School gives students in grades 6 – 8 the chance to develop leadership and life skills through fun, hands-on experiences. At Moorelands, we […]

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Natalie

“Moorelands changed Natalie. Be Natalie’s hero. Make a donation before the end of the year to help Natalie spread some Moorelands “campfire confidence” to other Toronto kids.” I’d like you to meet Natalie. She’s just one of the 133,000 children who are living in poverty in our city, right now. Natalie was going through a tough […]

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Sabina

Sabina is 13 years old and, as we all know, being 13 can be tough. Before she came to Moorelands Youth LED (Lead Excel Demonstrate) program, she was “a shy type of person”. Sabina never put herself forward and didn’t have the confidence to speak up in class. She also struggled to make friends and as a result hated […]

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Tom

“Tom loved the lake, the campout and building a fire…now he can’t wait to get back to BLAST!” 11-year-old Tom has attended Moorelands BLAST (Budding Leaders After School Teams) for the past two years. This summer he came to us for his first real experience of summer camp at Moorelands Wilderness Camp – an experience […]

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Karim’s story

Karim When we first met Karim, he was getting into trouble at school, acting out and skipping classes. Reeling from the loss of his father, he was struggling to cope with his hurt feelings and the upheaval to his home life. He refused to speak to his mother about it and counseling hadn’t proved useful […]

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Registration Night

Registration Night Registration nights for Moorelands BLAST After-school Programs often prove to be real eye openers. Take a registration night at the bustling Grenoble Public School in Flemingdon Park for example. We’ve been delivering programs at this school of 1000 students since 1998 and each year, the demand for our programs has grown. Usually 2 registration […]

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Angela’s story

Angela 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 […]

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Nasreen’s story

Nasreen   Nasreen was only 7 when her parents were killed before her eyes in Afghanistan. Her only living relative was her teenaged uncle. Together they fled to a refugee camp and within a year found themselves in Canada, newcomers sponsored by a Toronto church. Once in Toronto, Nasreen was diagnosed with a blood disorder […]

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