Learning and Leading Team

Learning and Leading Team

2017 Team Achievement Award - Greater Toronto

Success Beyond Limits

Nominator Comments:

Success Beyond Limits works with youth in the Jane-Finch neighbourhood to help them complete their education, and provide them with the support they need to become mentors. The Learning and Leading Team at the agency was a brand-new leadership team tasked with ensuring the ongoing success of the agency’s six-week, youth-focused summer program for kids entering Grade 9. The team came in raring-to-go with fresh ideas about how to use a collaborative approach that involved all levels of staff and volunteers to achieve its goal. It wasn’t easy—but by prioritizing trust, respect for diversity of opinion and an unwavering belief in the summer program’s model—not to mention a commitment to fun—it proved to be the best summer program yet! In fact, 89% of youth participants said they wanted to continue on to post-secondary school, and 100% of the parents said they would recommend the program.

To quote the team’s nominators: “These team leaders are fun-loving individuals, with a sense of humour that is contagious! The youth love them for that, as well as for their wisdom and compassion. They radiate the sense that success is within reach, both their own and that of the youth they serve.”

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