"In youth we learn; in age we understand."
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Posted on: June 22, 2012

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Sharing Stories about Abshir Hassan on CBC Metro Morning

  It has been 6 months since the tragic passing of Abshir Hassan – a TDSB teacher, a community activist, graduate student and SBL family. As we continue to mourn his loss, we have been thinking about what it means and what comes next.   In continuing the important work Abshir was doing in...

Posted by successbl on January 22, 2015 at 12:21 pmRead More

Sam Tecle – New SBL Team Member

  With Toota going back to school, we posted a position for our After School program and Youth Space at Westview.  The pool of applications was incredible, and there were a number of candidates who would be phenomenal, ready to hit the ground running.   We are excited to announce that Sam Tecle is the...

Posted by successbl on at 11:23 amRead More

SBL @ Jays Care Amateur Baseball Clinic!

  On Friday, January 9th youth all over the GTA gathered at the Rogers Center for the 2015 Jays Care Foundation Amateur Baseball Clinic.  Thanks to our great friends at TD Bank, SBL youth enjoyed an evening of relationship building and discovery.   This opportunity incorporated many of the key elements in line with SBL’s mandate...

Posted by successbl on January 19, 2015 at 9:49 amRead More

Toota – Going Back to School

  If you know SBL, you know Toota – our After School Supervisor.  From running our programming after school and playing a lead role in our summer program, to partnering with and supporting many initiatives across Westview, she has played an important role in the presence of SBL at Westview.   We wanted to share...

Posted by successbl on January 15, 2015 at 2:39 pmRead More

Student Profile – Presila

  Presila Mason is a young African Canadian woman with lots of ambition and the will to do better. She grew up in the Jane – Finch community and knows how the negative stereo types of the community can be internalized by youth usually leading to a self-fulfilling prophecy. Presila remembers what she was...

Posted by successBL on January 12, 2015 at 9:53 amRead More

Student Profile – Corrie

      Corrie Calliste is an intelligent African Canadian woman who is a vigorous athlete at Westview Centennial. Corrie is a powerful example of the reality of how student needs are diverse, and not every student is engaged in the same manner; as the needs of students must be intentionally considered when attempting...

Posted by successbl on January 5, 2015 at 10:05 amRead More