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

June 2008


Lead Applicant: Agape Ministries Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $43,200
Project Name:Winners with an Active Voice of Excellence- WAVE  

Project Description:
WAVE is an after school program that empowers youth through the promotion of academic excellence, mentorship and development of essential skills.


Lead Applicant: Church of St. Stephen Downsview
Youth Covenant
Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $28,000
Project Name: Kairos  
Project Description:
This project incorporates youth in the delivery of vital after school and extracurricular programs in an effort to build neighbourhood capacity and provide a safe alternative for helping the youth to succeed academically.

Lead Applicant: Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $49,895
Project Name: Emmanuel Sports Mentoring Program  
Project Description:
An athletic youth impact program that combines the discipline of sports with teamwork and character building lessons.

Lead Applicant: Firm Faith Focus Area: Family Grant Amount: $18,357
Project Name: Kids Rock Academy and Arrows for
Youth
 
Project Description:
A program for youth 7 to 18 that offers training in financial management, life and social skills, self defense, music and dance.

Lead Applicant: Foundation for Life Family Church Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $25,630
Project Name: Foundation for Life Academic Mentoring Program  
Project Description:
This program will significantly improve the performance of the youth involved by providing personalized academic mentoring, enhanced self esteem, promote positive behavior and social skills in a safe environment.

Lead Applicant: Harvest Call Ministries Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $26,000
Project Name: Rhythm Elevated  
Project Description:
This is a restorative justice and diversion program designed to provide youth with personal competencies to achieve public victory.
Partners: Youth Unlimited (Toronto Youth for Christ)

Lead Applicant: Kingsview Village Seventh-Day Adventist Church Focus Area: Family Grant Amount: $20,000
Project Name:Rites of Passage Experience Program (ROPE)  
Project Description:
ROPE was designed to strengthen and help young black male teenagers lead lives free of violence, through mentoring, parenting, counseling, and recreational strategies. The mothers of the youth are equally engaged in the program, and are taught coping skills to face the challenges of single-parenting, as well as strategies for dealing with boys in transition to manhood.

Lead Applicant: Lisle Memorial Baptist Church Focus Area: Family Grant Amount: $50,000
Project Name:Hoop to Hope - Boys Basketball Program  
Project Description:
This basketball for boys that operates in the Jane and Finc area, offers coaching that affords them the opportunity to participate in a league and tournaments as well as benefit from mentorship by positive male role models.This basketball for boys that operates in the Jane and Finc area, offers coaching that affords them the opportunity to participate in a league and tournaments as well as benefit from mentorship by positive male role models.
Partner: Jane-Finch Church Coalition

Lead Applicant: Rosewood Church of the Nazarene Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $15,000
Project Name: Girls of Destiny (GOD) Etiquette and Leadership Program  
Project Description:
The activities of the project encourages and mentors young girls to pursue personal excellence, physical and spiritual success. It consists of workshops designed to emphasize leadership, relationship-building, character development and etiquette, all designed to address the destructive low self-esteem behavior that leads to violence, suicide, teen pregnancy, lack of respect for self and others. The program further ignites brilliance in them by training these young girls to be effective community leaders who are equipped to develop the next generation of leaders who can correlate with their peers.

Lead Applicant: Salvation Army - Yorkwoods Community Church Focus Area: Family Grant Amount: $21,000
Project Name: KidzOwn  
Project Description:
This daily after-school program is aimed at developing leadership in participants, while supporting them in completing their home work so that they will be more successful in school. This program also provides critical care and supervision to these young people during the hours many parents are at work.

Lead Applicant: St. Francis NESBF Archdiocese of Canada Focus Area: Employment Grant Amount: $49,562
Project Name: Girls of Destiny (GOD) Etiquette and Leadership Program  
Project Description:
An opportunity for youth to be involved in a series of training for pre-employment, employment, and leadership. In addition, the students are placed in a field of their interest which enables them to gain valuable employment skills.
Partner: Woodgreen Community Services

Lead Applicant: The Church of Pentecost Canada Focus Area: Justice Grant Amount: $30,000
Project Name: Jonah's Passage  
Project Description:
A holistic program for ages 13 to 25 with a focus to decrease the number of young people who come into conflict with the law. The program offers court support, advocacy, counseling, conflict resolution and other skills training and educates individuals about the Canadian legal system.
Partner: Pentecost Community Development Agency (PENTCDA)

Lead Applicant: The Redeemed Christian Church of God Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $25,000
Project Name: Croossover Mentoship Project  
Project Description:
This program develops leadership and mentorship and equips young people with strategies to positively influence their peers to transition from the negative impact of life on the streets to living productive lives and becoming contributing citizens. The process involves various professionals to develop solutions with the youth. The transitional process will be documented and aired on the television program and featured in the magazine of Planet Africa.
Partner: Planet Africa Network Corporation

Lead Applicant: Toronto Ghanaian Seventh-Day Adventist Church Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $44,500
Project Name: Preventing Black Youth from falling
through Cracks
 
Project Description:
Special attention is given to black youth to develop and maintain strong interest in education through mentoring, language, mathematics, science and computer programs and activities. They are helped to acquire employable skills and to maintain a "Culture of Learning".
Partner: Heritage Ghanaian SDA Church

Lead Applicant: Toronto International Celebration
Church
Focus Area: Family Grant Amount: $44,000
Project Name: Defy Your Label  
Project Description:
Working closely with the Toronto Police Services, B4L is a mentoring and sports program that focuses on building long term relationships with young black males by providing a safe enviroment of fun while fostering respect.
Partners:
1. Basketball 4 Life(B4L)

Lead Applicant: Toronto International Celebration
Church
Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $48,310
Project Name: Youth Engagement Strategy (YES)
Against Violence Program
 
Project Description:
This community choir of young people have and will continue to be recruited by going door-to-door, in schools, and the mall, in order to remove the youth from the potential dangers of the streets. They are engaged through music (choir), recreational activities and voluntary community service. The youth are mentored and receive life skills training and clinical counseling.

Lead Applicant: Victory Assembly International
Church
Focus Area: Education Grant Amount: $39,785
Project Name: Step-Up Program  
Project Description:
A leadership and crime prevention program designed to help youth become competent and responsible leaders of tomorrow through dance and other recreational activities with the aim of luring them off the streets and away from lifestyles of crime.

Lead Applicant: World Centre For Mission
Mobilization
Focus Area: Justice Grant Amount: $45,000
Project Name: Youth Now on Track (YNOT)  
Project Description:
YNOT is a crime prevention program for black youths (aged 12 to 24 years) who are at risk of becoming, or are in conflict with the law. The program focuses on redirecting them from engaging in criminal activities by providing awareness programs, counseling and mediation services, educational support, and interventions to empower them to get back on track and become law abiding citizens.
Partners Voice of the Last Days Ministry (VLDM)


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