On January 19th, approximately 45 Toronto Catholic District School Board secondary students will be given the opportunity to be inspired and motivated by Jamaican Olympian hopeful, Errol Kerr. Mr. Kerr is a member of the Jamaican National Ski Team. In a special interactive broadcast, students will be linked to Mr. Kerr via livestream video.
Most of these students are enrolled in a credit course in “Leadership and Peer Support”. Every Saturday, these student leaders gather to discuss social challenges and needs, listen to guest speakers and discuss ideas for assisting in their own communities. The program has been running in the TCDSB for the past 5 years, with various students spending countless hours volunteering at the Scott Mission, the Good Sheppard Refuge, the Daily Bread Food Bank, etc.. Often raising funds, clothing, food and more themselves, the students volunteer at these support agencies.
“Somewhere along the way, these students forget about their own troubles and focus on the needs of others and the importance of community ” says course teacher Steve de Quintal.
As a result of their generosity, this group of students will enjoy a day of skiing courtesy Blue Mountain—something many of them have never experienced.
tudents will be provided with a day pass, the use of equipment for the day, lessons and lunch, courtesy the efforts of Technology company Phoenix Blue Mobility Inc and Blue Mountain Resort and their efforts for disadvantage/at risk Youth.
The highlight of the outing for these focused students will be the one-hour interaction with Mr. Kerr who will share his insights on commitment, hard work and perseverance. The broadcast begins at 2:000pm on January 19th. Viewers can long onto :www.phoenixbluecasting.ca to chat with their peers and catch event highlights.
For more information, contact Steve de Quintal at 416-393-5545.
About The Toronto Catholic District School Board
The Toronto Catholic District School Board educates more than 90,000 students from diverse cultures and language backgrounds in its 201 Catholic elementary and secondary schools and serves 474,876 Catholic school supporters across the City of Toronto.