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Toronto Foundation’s Vital Youth Fund makes a Big Impact

Thanks to The Toronto Foundation’s Vital Youth Fund our Kick Start Crew provided mentorship, quality programming and a place of belonging for marginalized youth ages 13 to 18 in the Taylor Massey community this past year.

This newly founded program has built momentum quickly, engaging close to 200 youth as well as the surrounding community through fun, inclusive activities like our basketball tournament. Youth participate in cooking programs, outings, workshops around hot topics like bullying and violence, video projects and much more. The youth even changed the name to Youth Awoken showing a real sense of ownership and pride in the program.

For more information about Kick Start Crew – now Youth Awoken, please contact Chantelle Targett at 416.691.7407 or


The Toronto Good to Give GuideGood to Give Guide is a guide to donation-ready organizations and projects that are addressing some of the causes we care about in Toronto. Our Kick Start Crew (now Youth Awoken) program is featured on page 14 of the 2018/19 Toronto Good to Give Guide.

Charitable number: 106887284RR0002    416.925.4363