Back to school top tips

By Muhammad Shahmir Masood – Digital Communications and Development Intern The new school year can be a time of excitement and joy but also anxiety and apprehension for parents and kids. Personally, we can all recall the frantic time before the start of the school year as we tried to discover where our class was […]

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How to Get Involved and Get Happy

By VODA, BLAST Gateway Site Coordinator Have you been feeling lonely? A little bit down right now? We spend so much time on our phones looking at people living ‘perfect’ lives online, it can be hard to find happiness in your own skin. The constant bombardment of our phones has impacted us more than you […]

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World Premiere HQ’s Video

World Premiere!! Check out our BLAST kids starring in the latest music video “HQ’s” from Yung Leadership! Subscribe on YouTube! Credits Written, produced and performed by Yung Leadership Video by Moorelands Kids’ BLAST HQ’s Lyrics Verse 1 (yea- yea) (yea-yea, yea-yea) I got these habits & qualities/ (Qualities) Here I go showing you all of […]

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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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