For the new wrestlers out there having those hard days.
BTST holds First Middle School Tournament
March 28th marked a large step forward for youth wrestling in Toronto. For the first time in a very long time a TDSB school hosted a middle school wrestling tournament featuring wrestlers from 3 different tdsb schools including Brookview, Dixon Grove, and HollyCrest as well as a couple out of city wrestlers.
The tournament was held at HollyCrest Middle school a new program here in Toronto started through BTS. We will follow this tournament up with Dixon Grove Public Schools 1st annual tournament next Wednesday and we expect an even bigger showing with the addition of Elmbank JMS and Queen Alexandria JMS being added to the Beat the Streets Toronto roster of after school programs!
This project is made possible by the generous support of Grants Ontario.
The Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund (OSRCF) is a grant program that supports a vision of getting and keeping Ontarians active in community sport, recreation and physical activity. This spring, Beat the Streets Toronto was successful in our application to OSRCF and was delighted to hear that we would be receiving support for our After School Program which operates in underserved communities in the GTA and serves middle school children.
This has long been a goal of BTST, as we understand that helping youth in Toronto starts with the younger children, children ages 8 – 13. It is our understanding that this is the age where children are most vulnerable and exposed to negative influences. We’ve learned this through our experiences with our current programs at Dixon Grove public school, Elmbank Junior public school and Samuel Hearne public school.
Over the past two years, we saw great success working with these schools and learned just how important it is to have programming like this available to students at a vulnerable time of the day. We witnessed how much the students enjoyed participating in the program. We look forward to expanding this program and are grateful to the Ontario Government for giving us the opportunity to grow and reach even more at-risk youth.
Stay tuned for some fantastic results!
The new BTST After School program is well underway! Gooooo Elmbank!
We are so happy to announce our newest after school program in a Toronto District School Board Priority Neighbourhood. Here's a sneak peak of the kids in action. More to come soon!