Through our structured out-of-school programs, Moorelands provides disadvantaged Toronto kids with the tools and skills they need to succeed. Research has linked structured out-of-school programs like ours with positive outcomes including improved academic achievement, lower rates of depression, reduced problem behaviours, and increased civic engagement.
We teach kids the 21st Century skills they need to be outstanding leaders and engaged citizens; providing opportunities for them to develop communication, decision making, goal setting, and teamwork skills and positive character qualities like respect and responsibility.
We focus on the whole child, helping kids build on one or more of the 4 C’s (competence, confidence, character and connections), which are the building blocks of the Positive Youth Development practised at Moorelands.
Our fun, ‘intentional’ programs promote: 1) physical activity; 2) life skills development; 3) character development; 4) cultural competence; 5) tolerance and appreciation for diversity; 6) connections with peers, role models and community.