After-School Staff Training 2019

Our after-school programs are staffed by passionate social service/child & youth workers and students. We are grateful to Scotiabank for their generous funding for our after-school staff training. Training takes place over three sessions in September and it is RIGOROUS! At Moorelands Kids we are intentional. Our BLAST, LED, and VITAL leadership programs offer fun and educational after-school activities for […]

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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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Blue Jays Field Trip May 26th 2019

BLAST and LED kids and their families were treated to a fun day out at the ball game to see the Toronto Blue Jays v. the San Diego Padres on Sunday, May 26th, 2019 courtesy of our friends at Jays Care! The winners of the recent baseball tournament, BLAST Grenoble, were treated to prime seats […]

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Jays Care BLAST Baseball Day 2019

The Jays Care BLAST Baseball Day 2019 was held on Saturday, May 11th. Thank you so much to our partners, Jays Care, for making this great event possible! We’re excited to share some AMAZING results from the Rookie League Spring Training sponsored by Jays Care… Before the training, 85% of BLAST kids didn’t know how […]

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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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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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After-School Programs in “Fall” Swing!

Over the past few weeks, our Youth LED kids have been learning about important leadership habits and qualities that they can use to achieve success. The nine-week program covers many important aspects through a fun variety of activities. This past week the students at Valley Park Middle School were developing teamwork and problem-solving skills and […]

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Moorelands BLAST is Back!

“At Moorelands, we believe that ‘Together is Better’!” BLAST IS BACK! Moorelands BLAST after-school programs returned last week and it was so great to meet old and new faces alike! Our programs at Thorncliffe Park PS, Gateway PS and Grenoble PS all kicked off with getting-to-know-you activities and an introduction to the Moorelands Community Code. […]

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How You Can Help Kids By Supporting Moorelands After-school Programs

Read on to learn what can be achieved this fall at Moorelands After-school programs with your help!Kids from low-income neighbourhoods are falling behind their middle-class peers – reports confirm economic disparities result in academic disparities. At BLAST after-school program, super fun activities teach kids, grades 1-6, vital skills needed to succeed in school… PLUS we […]

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Scotiabank Staff Training Weekends 2017

“If you really want to be a successful leader, you must develop other leaders around you. You must develop a team of leaders!”  John C. Maxwell Moorelands staff members are an integral part of our after-school programs. We are so fortunate to receive generous funding for our staff training from Scotiabank to prepare staff for the important […]

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Jays Care Baseball Clinic

Baseball comes to BLAST thanks to the Jays Care Foundation! On May 31, 2017, the Jays Care Foundation stopped by Moorelands BLAST to lead a baseball clinic for our kids! Our three different BLAST programs came together and had an amazing time honing important physical literacy skills. The fantastic JaysCare staff led a whole bunch of exciting […]

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Shooting Hoops and Developing Physical Literacy Skills

]BLAST Thorncliffe have been having fun with basketball! As part of their regular programming, kids get 50 minutes of activity every day. Once a week this time is used to specifically build physical literacy skills and this month they’ve been shooting hoops! Our physical literacy specialist rotates around each BLAST site to ensure high-quality physical literacy skills […]

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Proactive vs Reactive: BLAST explores reactions

“To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.”  Sir Isaac Newton The kids at BLAST Grenoble recently took part in a science experiment: Dancing Raisins! Once a week, participants in our BLAST program take part in fun science projects. The aim is to give them a better understanding of scientific principles and gain […]

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Moorelands BLAST Show Caring for Valentine’s Day

This week BLAST Thorncliffe have been thinking about caring and how they can show they care -just in time for Valentine’s Day! In an arts and crafts activity, BLAST kids were encouraged to make a card for someone they cared about – maybe a family member, friend or teacher – and think about why it’s […]

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BLAST Kids Set Goals and Shoot for the Stars

“The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” ~ Michelangelo One of the leadership habits practised at BLAST focuses on teaching kids to set goals and put first things first. At Moorelands, we recognise the inherent […]

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