In April, L2L hosted in partnership with Earl Haig Secondary School hosted a full day Youth Summit fortutors from L2L programs that are youth-driven to help connect students from different schools to discuss challenges associated with administering youth-led L2L programs. 30 students from 6 different TDSB schools attended the Youth Summit. After ice-breakers and......
other get to know you activities, tutors from each school made presentations to the rest of the group on what successes and challenges they have had in their schools. Following the presentations students formed break out groups with students from other schools to come up with solutions to challenges faced by youth-led L2L programs. The day concluded with the formation of a Youth Advisory Council that will have the mandate to organize the Youth Summit next year, assist schools looking to organize youth-led L2L programs for the first time, and advise L2L’s Board of Directors on youth issues.
Special thanks to the KPMG foundation who funded this leadership event through their Passions of Our People Grant.
In May, L2L hosted a full-day Leadership Conference in partnership with St. Elizabeth Seton Elementary School. 150 tutors from 10 different elementary schools in the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) were brought together to attend the Conference. The conference agenda was packed full of high-energy activities and workshops that focused on building out the leadership skills that L2L tutors develop from their experience as tutors. Students were inspired to realize the importance of the impact they have on those they tutor and challenged to bring their leadership skills into other parts of their life both in their schools and as members of society.
This Leadership Conference was the largest L2L has ever hosted and special thanks to the Telus GTA Community Board for funding this leadership event.
Partner Profile: Mozilla Hive Learning Network
L2L was recently accepted as a member of the Mozilla Hive Toronto Learning Networks. The Mozilla Hive Toronto Learning Network includes 42 youth-serving member organizations in the City of Toronto. In April, L2L applied to Mozilla Hive Toronto’s mini- grant stream and was awarded $5,000 to help digitize aspects of the L2L program. Thank you Mozilla Hive Toronto!