beat the streets toronto summer jobs

Welcome to the Beat the Streets Toronto Team Dejah and Simi! : Sponsored by Canada Summer Jobs

This year Beat the Streets Toronto Received the Canada Summer Jobs Grant for 6 staff. We are pleased to introduce the first two of our six summer staff: Simi Jayeoba and Dejah Slater

Back in 2016 I met these two amazing young women, they were both very green to the sport of wrestling, brimming with enthusiasm and full of potential. Little did I know that they would embark on such awesome high school careers. Dejah would become a multiple time national champion and multiple-time OFSSA champion while Simi would excel in her academics averaging mid-to-high 90s throughout academic career and achieving academic scholarship standards and gaining acceptance to the McMaster University Science Department. 

These two ladies great role models to our current Beat the Streets Toronto student-athletes. They embody the ideals that we share with our student athletes. Ideals like working hard, having a strong mindset, perseverance and dedication to your sport and education, a deep focus in working through your tasks and achieving your goals. 

It is our pleasure to have them return and work with us this summer through the Canada summer jobs grant program. we are very excited about the work they're going to be doing and how it's going to impact Beat the Streets Toronto in a positive way moving forward. We are very confident that they will put all that they've learned over the years into their efforts this summer and we're excited about the results. 


Welcome back Dejah and Simi!

Beat the Streets Toronto Summer Mentorship Recap!

This summer the Mentorship program expanded its outreach by not just following academic achievement, but by also mentoring our student/athletes into the workforce. During this past summer, Brea Rodgers, Arely Torales, Ana Mendez all worked with BTST. The job/internship included clerical work, research and community outreach.  We here at BTST strongly believe that getting real work experience is beneficial to overall growth of an student/athlete. Giving high school and first year university students life skills will open doors that were not previously accessible. Additionally, by employing BTST student/athletes we were able to expand our outreach to various communities throughout Toronto. This was achieved by using promotional tools like having our students write articles on an online platform and use guerrilla tactics like handing out flyers and promoting at festivals and events.

Conversely, through our partnerships with employment agencies like LEF, Learning Enrichment Foundation and VPI Work Solutions we were also able to help other members of the BTST family to find meaningful employment like, LEF daycare services, Milestones, Party City and the KEG.  Again, by working on the three pillars of wrestling, academics, and life experience students will be prepared for the challenges that lie ahead. Overall it was a great experience for the kids. Here are some testimonials.

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Arely Torales:

I enjoyed working and learning with BTST. I was able to get out of my comfort zone and learn something everyday. It also beat flipping burgers.

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Brea Rodgers:

I feel that my resume will be so much better now that I am able to add BTST as an employer.