Sarah House, Daamoon Ghahari, Anas Samman
The WoodGreen Mentorship Program brings University of Toronto students into the community throughout the academic year to act as mentors for children and youth coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. The program offers students interested in working with children of all ages an opportunity to develop a bond with a child, make a difference in a child’s life, and get to know their community better, and involves interactive workshops and activities aimed at getting children to learn about healthy living, explore the world around them while going on field trips, and develop their creativity and social skills. This year as part of the program, Woodgreen hosted interactive workshops and trips aimed at getting children to learn about healthy living, explore the world around them (e.g. through visits to the ROM or OSC), and develop their creativity as well as their social skills. Healthy lunches were also provided during every session.
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