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From Mentored to Mentor, the Growth of Charlie

Growing up with a single mom with English as his second language, school was a struggle for Charlie. With a busy mother trying to keep the family afloat with limited English, Charlie found himself slipping behind in school. He was

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Peer Project Mentor Kadeem On Becoming The Change

When Kadeem told his parents that he wanted to go into law enforcement, they didn’t know much about the field, but nevertheless got him talking to the right people to help him take the right steps towards becoming a cop.

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Peer Project Mentor Stephanie Learns To Ask Questions

Working in communications for a non-profit housing association in Toronto, Stephanie’s job became “a lot more real” when she became a Peer Project mentor. Her mentee it turned out lived in community housing.

“This is why I’m so excited about

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TDSB Recommends Peer Mentoring To Improve School Safety

Last September, Hamid Aminzada was fatally stabbed in the hallways of North Albion Collegiate Institute. Aminzada, a 19 year-old student, was trying to break up a fight between two students. His tragic and violent death was the second to take

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Growing Up Tough, Peer Project Mentor Mick Pays it Forward

Emigrating from Jamaica at age four to Toronto and landing in the Jane and Finch area (and then Mimico), Mick didn’t really know he grew up in neighbourhoods that were known as rougher areas.

“You realize after you are older

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Peer Mentoring Helps Stop Youth Violence

Stopping youth violence starts before a kid decides to pick up a gun. Through early intervention into the lives of at-risk and newcomer kids, a peer mentor
can help steer kids away from making the wrong decisions.

“As a community

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Spinning Wheels, Changing Lives

The snow kept coming, and we kept spinning. Thanks to all who showed up. This past Saturday (and Sunday!) The Peer Project hosted its Third Annual 24-Hour Spin-A-Thon.

That means a whole lot of good-hearted people dedicated their time and

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The Best Decision I’ve Ever Made: Peer Project Mentor Jim

Jim – a new Peer Project mentor with only five months of mentoring under his belt – describes signing up to be a mentor as the “best decision I’ve ever made.”

Going in he didn’t know what to expect. The

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Bowlers Are Striking People – Peer Project Bowling Bonanza

We Love the Sound of Strikes

What to do on a Sunday when it’s -20C outside? Hit the lanes with The Peer Project, and strike some pins down, obviously.

Sunday bowling has been a Peer Project favourite for a little

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Playing For Keeps – 2015 Volunteer Ambassador Program

parapan-1Toronto is getting ready for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games! To celebrate and support, we’ve got a great partnership in motion with Playing For Keeps and George Brown College.

parapan-2Building on the momentum of the games, Playing for Keeps is

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