How does bowling help youth-at-risk?

TORONTO, March 8 /CNW/ - On March 8th, supporters of JVS Toronto will be bowling to raise money and awareness for their youth programs.

Proceeds support:

    -   YouthReach, which provides case management, employment counseling and
        job development for youth who have been in conflict with the law
    -   Financial Literacy, which offers workshops, problem-solving
        strategies and one-on-one counseling to help youth who need help
        managing their finances
    -   General Educational Development (G.E.D.), a partnership with Frontier
        College which provides literacy training and G.E.D. training to youth
        living in the Jane-Finch community
    -   Youth Retail Training, which provides customer service and sales
        training through a combination of in-class instruction and paid
        placements in retail environments

Last year's Bowl-A-Thon raised over $30,000 and JVS Toronto's CEO and President Karen Goldenberg is hoping that they will raise more this year to support youth programming. "JVS's youth programs are an integral part of the Jane-Finch community and beyond, helping thousands of at-risk youth regroup, retrain, and refocus their lives."

When: Monday, March 8, 2010, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: Playtime Bowl, 33 Samor Road, (Near 401 & Dufferin)

JVS Toronto is pleased to announce this year's Bowl-a-thon Underwriter is BMO Nesbitt Burns, Tinnerman Marche Group and our Corporate Youth Hero for the third year is XBASE Technologies Corporation.

JVS Toronto is a non-profit organization that works with thousands of people from diverse backgrounds with diverse needs. Since 1947, JVS has enabled over 500,000 people to fulfill their potential. JVS Toronto's Youth Services is based out of the Youthinc. location, a centralized hub for youth programming in the Jane-Finch community. The resource centre offers programs connecting youth with community resources, career assessment, internships, apprenticeships, training opportunities, and job placements, to help them overcome barriers to success.


For further information: For further information: Abby Robins, Director of Communications and Marketing,, (416) 787-1151, ext. 276, (416) 277-3340 (cell),

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