East York Strategy is a faith-based, community-supported initiative creating good and reducing crime in our neighbourhood. this year we celebrate our ten year anniversary of Camp YOLO! Ten years ago East York Strategy created a summer camp for youth aged 8 -14 in the Pape and Cosburn community called “YOLO", which stands for "Youth Overcoming Life Obstacles”. There is no cost to the youth who participate which means we need your help to fund the camp. This program is available to all at-risk youth in our neighbourhood. In the summer of 2021, we want to continue to build on our past success and reach over 100 families throughout the summer. However with current physical distancing laws in place we have gotten creative and imagined a dual camp of online games such as escape rooms and virtual field trips with various in person activities such as dropping craft kits off at camper's houses and playing badminton and noodle manhunt in the park. Your donation today will help make homemade goodie bags full of snacks, paint craft kits, brain teasers and sports equipment a reality, help cover the cost of our weekly Thursday night dinners where we will make meal kits for our campers, deliver to their door and have Chef Barbara lead the campers in a live tutorial on how to make the meal and contribute in many other ways in helping to get kids and youth engaged in positive programming! After our virtual dinner together a talent show full of dances, songs, pictures and creativity will showcase the best of the youth in our community. This year we were unable to have our annual fundraising banquet so we need your help! You can make a difference in the lives of so many youth today with the simple click of a button. Get started today and donate now.