Our Mission is to reach children in Toronto Community Housing with the love of Jesus, and raise them into leaders, who restore their community.
Our vision is a generation of young leaders from Toronto Community Housing who love Jesus and serve their community.
The urban setting of Toronto Community Housing bears the obvious scars of gangs, drugs, violence, fatherless homes, academic underachievement and the crushing weight of generational poverty.
So how do we accomplish our mission within this context? How do we make a difference in the life of a child who seems destined to succumb to these pressures?
We are convinced that the best way to prevent youth from entering into high-risk behaviours is to reach them when they're children. That is why we are committed to a 20 year journey with a child and their family, beginning at age five.
Our work is not about creating fancy programs that might produce short term results. It is about expressing the love of Jesus in very simple practical ways, and trusting God to transform lives.
This means a lot of different things for us; a safe place to come after school, assistance with homework, healthy snacks, coaching school teams, modelling godly behaviour and sharing Biblical truths. It is also attending court dates with youth, caring for teenaged moms, grieving with broken families and teaching discipline to hurting children who act out of their pain.