At the Go Green Youth Centre, our mission is to break the cycle of poverty and assist disadvantaged youth, particularly children of recent immigrants and racialized youth, to overcome social exclusion and isolation by establishing a multi-sport field and operating free multi-sport and enriched recreational programs for children of low-income families in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park (a Neighbourhood Improvement Area) in Toronto.
We have built and operate an inclusive and welcoming environmentally sustainable multi-sport facility that stimulates youth to be active, healthy and engaged as well as skilled and responsible contributing leaders in their neighbourhood.
Through our youth-led programs, we help newcomers and youth make new friends, build support networks, practice English, maintain good health, reduce stress, foster leadership opportunities, and develop employment skills.
We are focused on the four C's of Positive Youth Development: to foster within each participant to our programs feelings of self confidence, skills competency, a strong character and the ability to form social connections with other people. Our youth leadership model also creates innovative leaders who teach others the importance of making community contributions for a stronger civil society.
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.”
We Share the Values of the Ontario Camps Association
Demonstrating honesty and fairness at all times.
Recognizing and protecting the inherent worth of every person, including oneself.
Being dependable and accountable for choices, actions, and commitments.
Fostering a sense of belonging for all.
Building relationships and demonstrating concern for the needs of others.
Ability and willingness to embrace new and different ideas and to be open to change.