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 create connections, build confidence, gain competence and develop character.
Over nine weeks, the LED programs help youth, grades 6-8, develop leadership and life skills through FUN, hands-on experiences. Participants become the
Future Leaders Set Goals
We’re thrilled with how many awesome kids have the chance to participate this season! Valley Park has 57 participants, Humber Summit has 18 participants, and Gulfstream has 43 participants! These are 118 future leaders who will be gaining confidence, and building friendships!
This past week the students at Gulfstream were focused on the Habit and Quality of ‘FIRST THINGS FIRST’ and ‘RESPONSIBILITY’. Part of have a FIRST THINGS FIRST mindset is being forward-thinking and having a plan and a vision. The students created vision boards about what they want to accomplish during their time in the LED program. They answered the questions “Why do you come to LED?”, and “What do you hope to get out of the LED program?”. Answers included having fun, learning to be a leader, making new friends, and having new experiences!
Putting First Things First
Students also participated in some hands-on experiences to learn more about having a FIRST THINGS FIRST mindset: They did the Marble Bobsled Challenge! The brief was to have a marble transported from one place to another, never touching the ground or any hands, being transported only by the tubes each student had. They needed to create a bobsled track of tubing, coordinating their actions and movements as a team! It was important to work together to have clear communication, to develop their problem-solving skills together, and to ensure that together, they were encouraging to one another!
They also took part in the Balloon Tower Challenge: trying to build the tallest freestanding balloon tower. This proved to be really difficult! Students needed to set clear goals, create a FIRST THINGS FIRST plan, solve the problem of all the popping balloons, and move forward in spite of all of the difficulties. They also learned the valuable lesson of how to measure their success, and how to actually define success.
Have you ever wondered how you can support Moorelands Kids?
Become a monthly donor! For only $50 a month, you could provide the empowering and transformative experience of LED for one of Toronto’s young people.
For more information on setting up your monthly gift, click here.
You can also contact Moorelands Kids at (416) 466-9987 x 307 or email Maureen Lewis.