African-Canadian Christian Network (ACCN)
Grant Recipient Fact Sheet

December 11th 2006


Lead Applicant: Christian Centre Church Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $50,000
Project Name: Revolution After School Program Location: Jane and Finch  
Project Description:
This is an After School tutoring program that runs 3 times a week for Grade 4-8 students. It also provides a once a week drop-in program where life skills are taught and youth are mentored. Youth are also engaged in a basketball program which incorporates discipline and team work.

Lead Applicant: Church of St. Stephens Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $47,000
Project Name: Hope Inspiring Peace Project (HIPP) Location: Wilson and Jane  
Project Description:
HIPP will incorporate youth in the planning and implementation of vital After School and extra-curricular programs to school age children in the community, in an effort to build neighbourhood capacity and provide a safe alternative for youth.

The program will nurture lives and bring about hope that will inspire peace and restore fundamentals to a young generation. It also provides an opportunity to give black youth the skills that they can use to gain further employment, start their own businesses and alleviate the plight of poverty and lack of resources that often lead to conflict and crime.

Lead Applicant: Kingsview Seventh-Day Adventist Church Focus Area: Family Grant Amount: $43,000
Project Name: Rites of Passage Experience (ROPE) Location: Dixon and Kipling  
Project Description:
A program that employs proven mentoring strategies, parenting and counselling services to help young black male teenagers (ages 13 to 19) lead lives free of violence.
Partners: 1. Advent Family Services

Lead Applicant: Lisle Memorial Baptist Church Focus Area: Family Grant Amount: $67,000
Project Name: HOOP to Hope Boy's Program Location: Jane and Finch  
Project Description:
A rite of passage program that will develop life skills and community involvement within Afro-Caribbean youth age 14-18 living in the Jane and Finch community. Youth will take part in weekly formal basketball training coupled with positive mentorship. They will play in quarterly league tournaments and give back to the community through monthly outreach activities.
Partners:
1. Friendship Community Church
2. Yorkwoods Community Church
3. Shiloh House of Prayer
4. Agape Ministries
5. Toronto City Mission
6. Youth Unlimited (Toronto Youth For Christ)

Lead Applicant: Living Hope Community Church Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $67,000
Project Name: Taking TC3 To The Next Level Location: Eglinton and Kennedy  
Project Description:
The Toronto Children's Concert Choir and Performing Arts Company (TC3), is an arts organization for youth ages 7 to 18.

TC3's mission is to promote, develop and encourage the talents and gifts of youth in the musical arts through inspirational music and dance ranging from Spirituals to Hip-Hop focusing on excellence, holistic development and world-class performance.

Lead Applicant: Scarborough Harvest Victory Church Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $67,000
Project Name: RHYTHM Location: Port Union, Rougehill and Malvern areas
Project Description:
RHYTHM is a multi-faceted training program developed to help youth break free from the negative influences of life that causes self-destructive behaviour.

This program has three components; personal development/leadership, community awareness and relevant placements. RHYTHM will bring freedom to participants by assisting young people in developing a positive self-image and helping them become productive members of society by addressing the whole person.
Partners:
1. Youth Unlimited (Toronto Youth For Christ)

Lead Applicant: The Church of the Nativity Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $50,000
Project Name: Location: Nielson and Sheppard
Project Description:
A comprehensive After School program for children and youth ages 6 - 24 years, which includes a snack and nutritional dinner.
Extended hours until 8:00 p.m. ensure children have a safe and supervised environment.
Partners:
1. Parkdale Golden Age Foundation
2. The Black Secretariat / African Caribbean Heart, Health & Diabetes Prevention Program

Lead Applicant: Toronto Ghanaian Seventh-Day Adventist Church Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $67,000
Project Name: Preventing Black Youth From Falling Through The Cracks Location: Dixon and Martin Grove
Project Description:
After School computer training lab and literacy programs in tandem with Skills Workshops, a Homework Club and a Book Club for youth and children in the Jane and Finch community.
Partners:
1. Heritage Ghanaian Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Lead Applicant: World Centre for Mission Mobilization Focus Area: Justice Grant Amount: $50,000
Project Name: Preventing Black Youth From Falling Through The Cracks Location: Finch and Weston
Project Description:
To provide a crime prevention program and youth empowerment through community capacity building. Programs, workshops, events and seminars will be provided for black youth and children in the West end of Toronto, who are in trouble with the law or engaged in criminal, gang and drug related activities.

The project will also assist youth who have dropped out of school through tutoring, recreational, spiritual development, employment and life skills activities. This is to help youth bring out their full potential and also educate them on their rights and responsibilities as law abiding citizens.
Partners:
1. The Voice of the Last Days Ministry
2. Broad African Resource Centre

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