Media Advisory - Dreams and hard work lead to great summer jobs for 90 outstanding high school students from vulnerable Toronto neighbourhoods

    TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - Come and meet the 90 high school students from
Jane-Finch, Rexdale, Malvern and others of Toronto's most challenged
neighbourhoods who are receiving recognition for completing strenuous training
and accreditation programs enabling them to take on well-paid jobs as soccer
coaches and referees, camp leaders and lifeguards.
    Learn about the innovative Toronto Sport Leadership Program, created by
the Toronto Community Foundation, along with partners from the charitable,
sports and youth sectors, who provided support to the students to access the
high-level accreditation programs.

    When:     Wednesday, June 6, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Where:    Metro Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St.
              NW corner at Yonge and Grosvenor

    Speakers: David Miller, Mayor of Toronto
              Martin Connell, Board Chair, Toronto Community Foundation
              Scott Haldane, President, YMCA
              Brenda Librecz, General Manager, City of Toronto Parks,
              Forestry and Recreation
              Vignesh Tharumalingam, Jean Vanier Secondary School, graduate
              of the Toronto Sport Leadership Program 2006
              Jackie Avdichuk, Monsignor Percy Johnson Catholic Secondary
              School in Etobicoke, graduate of the Toronto Sport Leadership
              Program 2007

For further information:

For further information: May Wong, VP Community Initiatives, Toronto
Community Foundation, tel (416) 921-2035 ext. 203,; Diana
Crosbie, Crosbie Communications, (416) 360-6625,

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