Amesbury After School Cooking Based Program

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Program Description

Doorsteps After School Programs provide a safe space where children can grow and learn after school.

This program is a cooking based program that operates 5 days per week 3:00 to 7:00.  Each day students are given a healthy snack; one which follows the Canada food guide.  Right after snack they are required to complete their homework.  Doorsteps provides tutors and trained staff to assist students with their homework.  After homework, participants spend some time in structured physical activities.  Two days per week, students spend the last hour of the program in the kitchen.  The AASP is infused with healthy cooking where students learn how to make healthy meals.

Location: Amesbury Middle School
Time: 3:00 to 7:00

Partners:
Toronto District School Board 
Toronto Foundation for Student Success
Frontier College
Toronto Public Health
Jayne's Corporate & Private Catering
Oasis Institute for Healthy Living Inc.
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Canada

Sponsor:

Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services

Strategies for sustainability

Non Profit; Registered Charity; United Way Categorized under Community Development Groups.

Impact of program

Mission • Creating community defined programs and services with the Black Creek community

 Vision • A strong community where all people enjoy the highest quality of life.

Key elements towards success

Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services, with offices on Daystrom Dr., Falstaff Ave. and Chalkfarm Dr., helps provide social support and direction for individuals who are unemployed or under-employed, aids newcomers to Canada, and offers recreational programs for children. The agency also offers information on healthy lifestyles as well as developing volunteer opportunities to provide work experience.

Challenges to meet them

Doorsteps Neighborhood Services are about Community Development, Community Education, Prevention, Enhancing Resiliency.

Partners: 
Toronto District School Board