Announcing the 2019 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipients
The Ted Rogers Scholarship was created in honour of Rogers’ founder, Ted Rogers. Launched in 2017, the goal of the scholarship is to ensure the success of future generations of Canadians by helping young leaders across the country succeed in their educational aspirations. By focusing on the importance of youth development and education, the fund is helping break down barriers that Canadian youth face in order to help the next generation of leaders shine.
Our Youth To Youth program and the Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund have teamed up to make more possible for youth across the Greater Toronto Area. Thanks to this partnership, Youth To Youth was able to offer the Ted Rogers Scholarship of up to $10,000 to five of our Youth Leaders in grade 12! These Youth Leaders have spent countless hours building community across Toronto. Congratulations to all of the recipients!
Demetri has been a Youth Leader through the Recreation & Healthy Active Living Leadership Course offered at Northern Secondary School. Demetri and his fellow Youth Leaders regularly ran games for students at Eglinton Public School, and at the end of the school year they put on a Play Day for grade one and two students. He was also very involved at Northern in other ways, including football, rugby, the DECA club and the WellNSS club. He plans to attend Western University pursuing a degree in Business. You rock, Demetri!
Rashme, one of our recipients from the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC), has been a Youth Leader through Youth To Youth and the Mid-Scarborough Youth Leadership programs for many years. Community involvement has always been a passion of hers, and through these experiences, she has had opportunities to facilitate a March break camp, creative crafts program, cooking program, and Neighbourhood Games for children and youth in her community. She will also be working at SCHC this summer, supporting camp and other summer activities. You’re awesome, Rashme!
Jay, one of our recipients from the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC), has been a Youth Leader through Youth To Youth and the Mid-Scarborough Youth Leadership programs since 2016. Over the years he has had training to be a better facilitator of child and youth activities and the opportunity to work on initiatives to end stigma about Scarborough through community development and unity events. In school, he was a member of Student Council, stage crew, and F1 in schools. Keep up the good work, Jay!
Janusan, one of our recipients from the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC), has been a Youth Leader through Youth To Youth and the Mid-Scarborough Youth Leadership programs since 2017. His most notable contributions to the program would be “D-Talks” (a safe space for boys to discuss issues they face in school and society), Litter Butt (an awareness raising initiative about the dangers of smoking), and Growing Leadership. Janusan will be attending Ryerson University for a degree in Social Work. Congratulations, Janusan!
Sarah was our recipient from Newtonbrook Secondary School. As a Youth Leader, she and her classmates would plan and lead lessons and games for grade five and six students at Pleasant Public School. Sarah and a small group of Youth Leaders supported Youth To Youth’s Symposium by facilitating three rounds of activities with up to 30 students at a time. She has also been involved as president of the Athletic Council at Newtonbrook, captain of the cross country team, and working at a Girls Club program at her local community centre. Sarah plans on attending Glendon College at York University for a degree in Education. Way to go, Sarah!