“Who’s got next?”

During the summer, our organization participates in the provincially funded Focus On Youth initiative that provides free use of school space to community-based organization. Last year we conducted a drop-in basketball mentorship program in the Kingston Galloway community at St. Martin de Porres Catholic School. The program ran 7-days a week for 6 weeks and was very successful.

The program provided our staff, board members and volunteers the opportunity to get to know the youth in the community and provide academic and employment counseling, while enjoying the sport of basketball.

We were also able to employ two secondary school students for the summer and provide valuable leadership training. This year, drop-in basketball was available every Saturday from 11am – 4pm, and we intend to offer the program every summer.