Ted Rogers Scholarships awarded to five Youth To Youth student leaders!
Right To Play is excited to announce that five youth leaders from our “Youth To Youth” program in Toronto, Canada have been selected as Ted Rogers Scholars, honoring their leadership, teamwork and commitment to making their communities inclusive and safe spaces for all.
The Ted Rogers Scholarship was created in honor of Rogers founder, Ted Rogers. Launched in 2017, the goal of the scholarship is to ensure the success of future generations of Canadians by helping young leaders across the country succeed in their educational aspirations.
To date, the Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund has awarded 10 “Youth To Youth” leaders with scholarships of $10,000 each.
Meet the 2018 Youth To Youth Ted Rogers Scholars:
Faith has dedicated her high school experience to helping others. She has volunteered with breakfast clubs, helped organized Black History Month assemblies, played on sports teams and was an integral part of the Youth To Youth group at Runnymede Collegiate Institute. Being part of Youth To Youth has strengthened her leadership skills and was the deciding factor in her choosing to study Social Work at George Brown College next year.
Having been an active member in Runnymede Collegiate Institute’s Robotics, LGBTQ and Youth To Youth clubs for the past three years, Shelia’s commitment to improving her community is not just an extracurricular activity, it’s also a passion. “Being able to help kids from diverse backgrounds, play and have fun with their peers, while still helping them grow, has been one of the most rewarding things I think I’ll ever be able to accomplish,” she says.
Leslie has shown tremendous leadership throughout her time in high school, where she took part in various sports teams, athletic council and school wide mental health initiatives. Leslie has been such a champion of the Youth To Youth program that she was selected to speak at Right To Play’s Symposium and Tribute Dinner.
Joining Right To Play for the first time, Arenne is a passionate youth leader who not only is an International Baccalaureate student, she is a role model for community leadership. She will be using her scholarship to pursue a degree in Political Science.
Gabriela has been volunteering throughout her high school career. She has been involved in “Best Buddies” programs, has led summer camps and been an active member of Newtonbrook Collegiate Institute’s Social Justice Club!
We look forward to growing our partnership with the Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund to honour more Youth Leaders next year!
Learn more about the Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund here: https://about.rogers.com/community-2/tedrogersfund/