Team Seneca Navy: A Journey of Growth and Empowerment

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Raising Funds and Awareness for Youth Mentoring in the Greater Toronto Area & York Region

Youth Assisting Youth (YAY) is excited to announce an amazing partnership with Team Seneca Navy! This collaboration is set to make waves, not just in the waters of the 2025 World’s Toughest Rowing competition, but also in the lives of countless young people across Toronto and York Region.

Team Seneca Navy’s Mission and Fundraising Goals

Team Seneca Navy, a rowing team consisting of four passionate young men from Canada, Germany and the United States, will be participating in the grueling 4,800KM World’s Toughest Row competition in 2025, and their mission goes well beyond what happens on the water. They have a goal of raising $550,000 to support four selected charities, including YAY, to help build leadership, personal growth, and character development among youth.

About Youth Assisting Youth’s Mentoring Programs

At Youth Assisting Youth, we are dedicated to creating life-changing mentoring experiences that shape the leaders of tomorrow. For over 48 years, our evidence-based 1:1 Peer Mentoring Program has been transforming the lives of at-risk and newcomer youth, aged 6-15, by matching them with volunteer youth mentors, aged 16-29. Our Youth Mentors dedicate at least 120 volunteer service hours over one year, meeting weekly with their mentees to build resilience, social and emotional skills, and leadership abilities.

Our core mentoring program, which has accumulated over 2.2 million volunteer service hours from more than 5,000 youth volunteers since 1976, is complemented by a suite of supportive programs. These include our Tutoring Program, LifeLine Mental Health Program, Girls and Boys Empowerment workshops, and a range of community-based group activities. Each initiative is designed to enrich the mentoring experience and address the diverse needs of our youth.

The Impact of Team Seneca Navy’s Support for Peer Mentoring

The partnership with Team Seneca Navy perfectly aligns with YAY’s mission. Their commitment to empowering youth through their rowing challenge will not only raise important funds, but also serve as a source of inspiration for our mentees and mentors. This partnership will also introduce the unique and empowering sport of rowing to the youth that we serve and the youth of Toronto.

We are deeply grateful for Team Seneca Navy’s support, dedication and the powerful message that their journey sends. Their efforts demonstrate that with determination, teamwork, and support, young people can overcome any challenge and achieve greatness.

We invite you to follow Team Seneca Navy’s journey and support their cause. Your donations will help them achieve their goals and further our mission of empowering the next generation. Together, we can create a ripple effect of positive change that will resonate far beyond the shores of Toronto.

Join Us in Supporting Youth Empowerment

To learn more about Team Seneca Navy’s incredible journey and make a donation, please follow the links below. Your support will make a meaningful difference in the lives of the youth we serve.

Thank you for being part of this transformative journey with Youth Assisting Youth and Team Seneca Navy.

Support Youth Assisting Youth here: Team Seneca Navy Website