Hello friends, Welcome to the first issue of Marcia's Corner, a monthly newsletter that will keep you informed about all the exciting things we have planned for our youth through Ladies on the Rise, Girls on the Rise and Men of Distinction.
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It's hard to believe that 2 months have already past since our Student Success Fundraiser in April! A very big thank you to everyone that attended and helped to make this event a success for our youth. The money raised will help fund our weekly after school program and field trips.
Since this is the first issue of Marcia's Corner, I thought it would be a good idea to tell you a bit about the Trust 15 story. As many of you know, Trust 15 operates out of a small office space at Toronto Police Services, 23 Division. I recently had a meeting with a volunteer who commented on how fantastic, it felt to walk into a police station and see the kids look so comfortable and at ease. This is a community police station where our Trust 15 youth feel welcome, safe, and respected. Wouldn't it be awesome if all communities had this sense of connection with their local division.
So in this first edition of LGM, I want to start with an attitude of gratitude and give a big shout out to Ron Tavener for opening the doors to our youth and in my opinion, helping to take the stigma of them and us out of this community. Considering all the issues in the news lately. Sometimes you do not hear about some of the positive things happening.....
What's up next?
Summer Leadership Camp: We are so excited to be launching our summer leadership camp this week! Our team leaders have been preparing fun and educational activities for our Ladies on the Rise to enjoy over the summer months.
4th Annual Student Success Fundraiser-April 16, 2016: We have already started planning for our 2016 Student Success fundraiser. The date is confirmed--April 16, 2016, the venue is booked, and in just a few weeks, our registration page will be up and running. Stay tuned for more information on next years event.