Why Good Leaders Are Responsible

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” Jim Rohn Responsibility is something required of all of us in every area of our lives. We need to demonstrate responsibility in our families, when we’re at school, when we are at work, and in […]

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How You Can Be a Leader Every Day of the Year!

So you’ve come home from your week at Moorelands Camp. You spent the week learning Girl’s End and Boy’s End cheers, playing WILD camp games, trying new activities,  laughing till your stomach hurt with your cabin mates, learning from your cabin leaders, making great friends, and developing as a LEADER. But home is not camp […]

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Why Trustworthiness is a Vital Leadership Habit

“The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.” Henry L Stimson The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines trustworthiness as being worthy of confidence, and being dependable. It can also be described as being reliable, responsible, safe, secure, and steady. Trustworthiness is one of the most important qualities in life. It is the quality […]

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Teamwork Helps Kids Go Further

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life forever.” ― Amy Poehler BLAST – Budding Leaders After School Teams! The kids in our BLAST after-school program have been busy practicing some of the Moorelands Kids Habits and Qualities in their […]

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Young Leaders Grow at Moorelands Kids

The snow has been falling and temperatures have been chilly, but the kids from BLAST at Thorncliffe Park have been in a flurry of activity as they made GIANT snowflakes! They had a great opportunity to learn that good leaders are FAIR. When creating, working, or doing a project together, it’s important to take turns […]

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PROACTIVE Leaders

When leaders face a challenge, they get to make choices. Our young leaders in BLAST (Budding Leaders After School Teams) experience this every week as they try new things together. Whether they are making nachos together, trying tzatziki for the first time, making crafts or playing games, they get to chose how they respond to […]

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Leaders set SMART Goals

Now that 2019 is upon us, we have the opportunity to prioritize what is important in our lives. At Moorelands Kids, we know that Leaders are people who SET GOALS, and do FIRST THINGS FIRST. Goals help our plans and dreams become reality. Take some time to write out what is important to you this […]

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New Year….Resolutions or Habits?

The turn of a new year often brings the desire to declare resolutions about what will be different in your life. Many times, these resolutions are about self-improvement and bettering yourself. It seems that the whole world is hungry for change. Have you found that resolutions are easy to keep? Come the end of the […]

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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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The Growing Need for Moorelands Kids Leadership Programs

“Child Poverty Affects Families in Every Single Ward in Toronto,” read a headline from the Toronto Star’s coverage of the municipal elections in November. Sadly, the recently published 2018 Toronto Child & Family Poverty Report estimates that more than 125,000 children live in low-income families. The data illustrates that poverty, long thought of as an […]

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‘Tis the Season to be Fair!

The festive season is fast approaching! Now, as always, at Moorelands Kids we’re teaching our participants about being fair and how each of us can make the world a better place by our words and actions… Things Get ‘Fairly’ Goopy at BLAST! The kids at BLAST Gateway got their hands dirty together as they scraped, […]

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