Thank you to the Trillium Foundation for helping us expand our work connecting at-risk kids with a peer mentor. Your generous $698,600 Grow grant will allow us to work towards our goal of matching 450 at-risk youth with a youth mentor over the next three years.
The grant was awarded Thursday, November 10, 2016 at an event at Boston Pizza – one event in a year-long series of special events, partnerships, and activities taking place to celebrate our 40th anniversary.
“Congratulations to The Peer Project on receiving $698,600 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation,” said Steven Del Duca, MPP for Vaughan. “Helping at-risk youth in our community through peer-mentorship programs is a positive step in providing kids the opportunity to meet their full potential both academically and socially.”
Savi Singh, the Chair of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Simcoe-York Grant Review Team, was on hand to congratulate The Peer Project and hear more about how our increased capacity will help youth meet their full potential. We have a 98% success rate for keeping kids in school and out of the criminal justice system.
The impact of this $698,600 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be underestimated,” said Sally Spencer, CEO of The Peer Project. “For four decades The Peer Project has helped more than 30,000 kids across Toronto and York Region. This grant will allow us to match over 450 youth ages six to 15 with fully trained and dedicated volunteer youth mentors, and have a powerful ripple effect on our community.”