In November 2002, The Concerned Kids received a Principal’s Award from St. Matthew School for their performance in the Drug Awareness Program.
On behalf of The Concerned Kids, Joyce Attis (former Executive Director) and Livia Pravato (former Office Coordinator) were very happy to receive the Mayor’s Community Safety Award and $500 on Thursday, May 23, 2002. Avi Yufest, one of our volunteers and web-master at the time, nominated The Concerned Kids for the award. There were five categories and we were extremely honoured to receive this prestigious award for our Violence, Gangs & Prejudice Program, in the ‘Children, Youth & their Families’ Category.
Another great accomplishment for us! Our Bereavement Program has again been positively recognized!!!In 2000, Joyce entered our Bereavement Program and our Violence Program as 2 seperate “millennium projects” in the Toronto Millennium Project.Our Bereavement Program was one of the 20 projects chosen as “winners” for the City of Toronto Millennium Star Contest. These 20 projects were recognized, in a variety of catergories, as “winners” from amongst the 390 registered projects in the City of Toronto! We are in the Youth and Children Category.
The Concerned Kids are very honored to have received a Grant from the National Strategy on Community Safety and Crime Prevention Program. The two certificates to the left represent this Federal Grant. One is signed by the Solicitor General, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay and the Honourable Anne MacLellan, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.The other is in recognition of the Community Mobilization Fund and signed by the Honourable Art Eggleton, Minister of Defence and Member of Paliament for The Concerned Kids’ riding.
A great way for a high school student to earn credits…A student may obtain co-op credits from your school by volunteering as a puppeteer. Check with your individual school.