We provide youth-led 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
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 VPMS teacher, I testify to the 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 & shared responsibilities; they develop artistic expression through arts & crafts; they adopt a healthy physical & mental lifestyle through yoga and a myriad of sports, tailored to their needs. From soccer, badminton, basketball, volleyball, table tennis & cricket to yoga, archery, board games and eco arts: the children develop excellent relationships with their coaches & peers. A real sense of community & citizenship is constantly being developed. Abeir Liton, now a board member, & a team of young & talented youth management staff, are role models to the youngsters with their enthusiasm, discipline, & thoroughly planned activities. Congratulations to the graduates of this community, giving back by serving their younger community members so well. "
What we do?
We support the successful integration of immigrant youth through healthy active living by offering subsidized recreational, artistic, cultural and educational 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 six weeks long. Our pre-COVID camp activities included field trips, music & dance, photography & social media, sports, games, computer coding & robotics, eco-arts, guest speakers, special events and much more! This summer 2021, we will do all this in a hybrid camp. We will do it all, except field trips!
Our multi-sport programs offer youth the chance to play at our recreational facilities such as the Jays Care baseball diamond and batting cages, and MLSE basketball court. During the winter, our pre-COVID multi-sport programs were held in the Valley Park Middle School gymnasium. Our program included but is not limited to basketball, soccer, ping-pong, volleyball and badminton. During the 2020/2021 academic year, these awesome activities were held on Zoom! This summer, we are back outdoors!
Eco-Arts + Technology
Our Eco-Arts program offers youth the chance to explore different artistic mediums such as music & dance, 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. NEW to Go Green beginning last summer was our computer coding and robotics program. It is enormously popular!
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. During the winter 2020/21, these activities were held on Zoom. This summer 2021, they will outdoors!