TORONTO, June 16, 2011 /CNW/ - On Thursday June 23 at 12:00PM, Spider
Jones and his Believe to Achieve Organization join TD, Greenwin Inc.,
Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services and Literature for Life to launch
Spider's Web Youth Empowerment Initiative; and a community basketball
court sponsored by TD.
This pilot project, headquartered at 160 Chalkfarm Drive in Toronto,
will offer underserved youth in Ward 7 a safe haven where they can
learn the skills necessary to overcoming adversity through boxing,
computer training and mentoring. Literature for Life will provide a
literacy program encouraging children to read and participate in
Motivational speaker/journalist, Spider "Chuck" Jones will be joined by
a TD representative, as well as Kevin Green, President of Greenwin Inc.
and Ward 7 City Councillor, Giorgio Mammoliti to launch the initiative,
which will ultimately cater to all Ward 7 youth.
"We need to engage our children in these turbulent times and teach them
how to make the right choices and deal with peer pressure," says Jones.
"Education is the liberator of all. It's not where you come from in
life; it's where you're going that counts."
Adds Councillor Mammoliti: "This is a great example of how the private
sector has stepped up to the plate to support a community in need. My
vision for the future of the community I represent and neighbourhoods
throughout our city is to have the public and private sector work
together to deliver these types of programs in underserviced areas."
"With the swimming pool, community centre and now, the basketball court,
literacy and mentorship program, this site has become a community hub,"
says Green. "That's been the goal from the start."
Launch event information: Thursday June 23 at 12:00PM (180 Chalkfarm
SOURCE Greenwin Inc.
For further information:
Executive Director, Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services
200 Chalkfarm Drive, Unit 106
Tel: 416-243-5480 ext. 22