Lessons 'Beyond 3:30' teach Toronto teens life skills

Taylor, an eighth grade student at Carlton Village Public School, credits the skills he's learned to the Junior Chefs' Club, one part of the "Beyond 3:30" after-school program run by the Toronto District School Board. 

The program began in 2009, and is designed for students between Grades 6 and 8. It's now in 18 schools across the city.

Between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. every school day, students take part in different activities — ranging from a homework club to cooking and nutrition classes — along with an hour and a half of sports and games.

"Every step and every piece of confidence they build — we see these children blossom," said Catherine Parsonage, executive director of the Toronto Foundation for Student Success. The group works to address issues of hunger and healthcare for school-age children.

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Hadden Family Foundation Announces Major Funding to After-School and Nutrition Programs.

TORONTO, 23 November 2016 – Thanks to a former Toronto student and his family, thousands of at-risk students are learning to cook, finishing their homework and getting fit at beyond 3:30 after-school programs and being nourished through their Feeding Hungry Minds student nutrition program.

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Relationships key to kids' well-being, UBC study finds

Children’s connection with parents, friends and other grown-ups plays a greater role in their sense of well-being than how well off their families are, a study from the University of British Columbia has found. [...] It found the most significant indicators of life satisfaction and health were positive relationships with adults at home, school and in the community, and peer belonging.

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Toronto Foundation for Student Success receives $150,000 from Hadden Family Foundation

Posted 2015-12-03
Category After School

The Toronto Foundation for Student Success received a $150,000 boost from the Hadden Family Foundation last week.The contribution to the Toronto District School Board charity will help support student nutrition and Beyond 3:30 programs. [...] The Hadden Family Foundation has donated more than $1 million to support after-school and student nutrition programs in Toronto.

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Saputo Supports beyond 3:30

Posted 2015-05-20
Category After School

Many people are familiar with the name Saputo for their wide selection of dairy products at the grocery store. Not only do we at TFSS know and enjoy their products, we know Saputo Inc. for their generosity.

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The Bata Shoe Museum Foundation: For Every Shoe There’s a Story

Posted 2015-05-14
Category After School

The Bata Shoe Museum Foundation: For Every Shoe There’s a Story

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beyond 3:30 Wins $5,000 in GoodLife Kids Foundation Win 4 Kids Contest

Posted 2015-03-09
Category After School

The TFSS’ beyond 3:30 became a top 10 finalist in the GoodLife Kids Foundation's nation-wide Win 4 Kids contest. The contest gave away $100,000 to organizations/programs across Canada that are getting kids physically active! The public had the opportunity to vote online from February 2 to March 6th. Prizes were awarded on March 7th with the beyond 3:30 program winning $5,000! 

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Hadden Family Foundation

Posted 2014-12-08
Category After School

Glenn Hadden, President of the Hadden Family Foundation and a successful financier on Wall Street, understands the importance of giving back. Originally hailing from East Scarborough, Glenn Hadden attributes a lot of who he is to the community he grew up in, which is why he gives back to beyond 3:30 and Student Nutrition Programs in the area.

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Hadden Family Foundation Gives $150,000 to After-School and Nutrition Programs

Scarborough students are learning to cook, finishing their homework and getting fit at beyond 3:00 after-school programs, thanks to a former Toronto student and his family. 

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NFL's Buffalo Bills Visit Lawrence Heights Middle School

Posted 2013-10-30
Category After School

Bills linebacker Jerry Hughes came to visit and have fun with Toronto students.

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beyond 3:30 kids take part in Rogers Youth Education Day

Posted 2013-09-26
Category After School

September 25, 2013 - beyond 3:30 students got to take a tour of Rogers media outlets and be a part of the action at the first annual Rogers Youth Education Day.

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The Blue Jays Care about beyond 3:30!

Posted 2011-09-17
Category After School

On Saturday, September 17th the Jays Care Foundation hosted a group of beyond 3:30 participants and their parents to a spectacular afternoon at the Rogers Centre, in the Jays Care Community Clubhouse.

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Students from Beyond 3:30 Choose Healthy Eating

Posted 2010-10-06
Category After School

Participants from the Junior Chefs' Club at Brookview Middle School presented Eating a Rainbow Wrap at the Toronto District School Board's MY HEALTH MY CHOICE: Lifestyle Choices, Healthy Eating student leadership conference on October 6, 2010 at the Royal Ontario Museum.

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