Congratulations to the following youth for being award the ROADS Scholarship from the Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough.
Each of these individuals have shown a commitment to both their education and their community.
ROADS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Michaela is a second year student in the Welding and Fabrication Technician program at Conestoga College. Michaela became a member Boys and Girls Club when she was 15 years old. She volunteered on the Club’s Youth Council, and for 3 years served as a Youth Representative on the Club’s Board of Directors. After recognizing Michaela’s commitment to her Kingston Road/Galloway/Orton Park (KGO) community, staff recommended Michaela for a volunteer position on the United Way’s “Grants” Committee where she was able to directly influence the passing of various resident lead initiatives for the KGO community.
Joanna is a first year student at George Brown – Ryerson University perusing a degree in Early Childhood Education. In her scholarship essay Joanna’s passion for working with children was evident along with her determination to pursue a better life for herself and her family.
Joanna has been member of the Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough for 14 years. She attributes her personal and academic success to the programs that she attended and the opportunities that were provided that supported her goals.
Joanna is a youth leader who is actively involved in her community. Even though she has a busy school schedule she has found time to develop a “dance and discussion group” for young black women that focuses on personal growth and positive self- image. Her volunteer experience as a peer tutor, violence prevention facilitator and youth volunteer has positively impacted her course of study.
Emporer (Mekhi) Mckenzie- Jones
Mekhi is a student in the Community and Justice Services program, at Centennial College. Growing up in the Kingston Rd – Galloway community, Mekhi was able to develop strong roots to the Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough and to Toronto Community Housing Corporation through his various volunteer roles. Crediting the Boys and Girls Club for his decision to pursue studies in Justice Services, Mekhi hopes to one day become a Youth Outreach Worker where he will be able to support young people facing multiple barriers within his community.