Dr. Tayyab Rashid,
University of Toronto Scarborough
My two children have tremendously benefitted from the Go Green cricket initiative. The weekly program, the spring and summer camps, have offered them opportunities to learn about teamwork, discipline and to have fun playing a sport that connects them to their cultural roots. The staff is polite, supportive, and committed. I applaud this exemplary community-based initiative.
School Psychologist, Toronto District School Board
Being an immigrant to Canada, the Go Green cricket club feels like a family to me. On top of having fun, the student mentors are there to guide my two boys, aged 12 and 10 in so many ways: teaching them sports skills in addition to frustration tolerance, communication skills and handling conflict. I am truly fortunate to have found Go Green which is playing such an important role in the growth of my sons' personalities. I wish them best of luck.
Former Teacher at Valley Park Middle School
As a former teacher at VPMS, I testify to the crucial importance and benefit of the Go Green youth programs to the children of this underserved community. The children, my son being one of them, learn how to build character through team work, cooperative play and shared responsibilities; they develop artistic expression through arts and crafts; they adopt a healthy physical and mental lifestyle through yoga and a myriad of sports, tailored to their needs. From soccer, badminton, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and cricket to yoga, archery, board games and eco arts: the children develop excellent relationships with their coaches and peers. A real sense of community and citizenship is constantly being developed. Abeir Liton, now a board member, and his team of young and talented youth management staff, are role models to the youngsters with their enthusiasm, discipline, and thoroughly planned activities. Congratulations to the graduates of this community, giving back by serving their younger community members so well.
We provide subsidized cultural and social, recreational, educational, artistic and environmental enrichment programs to:
Relieve poverty and assist disadvantaged youths, immigrants and/or refugees to Canada.
Provide youth employment training, life skills coaching and other opportunities.
Assist youth in overcoming social exclusion and isolation.
Foster positive youth development, encourage healthy social enterprise & public safety at our site.
Encourage the advancement of girls & women in sport, art, cultural activities and to develop leadership skills
What we do?
We support the successful integration of immigrant youth through healthy active living by offering subsidized recreational and competitive sport programs.
Summer & March Break Camps
We are pleased to deliver subsidized Summer & March Break day camps. Our March Break camp is one week long while our Summer Camp is seven weeks long. Our camp activities include field trips, music, photography, sports, games, eco-arts, guest speakers, special events and much more!
Our multi-sport programs offer youth the chance to play at our recreational facilities such as the Jays Care baseball diamond, MLSE court, and batting cages. During the winter, multi-sport programs are held in the Valley Park Middle School gymnasium. Our program includes but is not limited to basketball, soccer, ping-pong, and badminton.
Our Eco-Arts program offers youth the chance to explore different artistic mediums such as painting, sketching, and more. This program also incorporates an environmental focus into our arts and crafts activities. Our Eco-Arts program is delivered during our camps and year-round programs.
We provide programming and training for beginner, intermediate and senior cricket enthusiasts during our year-round sessions. Our cricket programs are offered to junior boys aged 7-12 years old, junior advanced boys cricket aged 13-17 and senior boys cricket aged 18+. During the summer, we also offer a girls' only cricket program to females aged 7-12 years old. During the winter, the Go Girls program forms part of our Saturday multi-sport program.