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 donates $150,000 in support of beyond 3:30 after-school and Feeding Hungry

Scarborough native Glenn Hadden stopped by Military Trail Public School Friday, Nov. 25 to support Beyond 3:30.

During the visit, he donated $150,000 from the Hadden Family Foundation to the Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS), the charitable arm of the Toronto District School Board. The donation supports the foundation’s Beyond 3:30 program, which gives students a safe and supportive space after school. Kids get homework help, cooking lessons, physical activity, a healthy meal and more.

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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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