Last week I was invited to attend the Community Gym event, hosted by Tangerine Bank at the YMCA in downtown Toronto. Although my daughter was a bit young to attend, she would have loved to been there to share her love for basketball with the other kids that were there.
Here are a few words from a Tangerine Bank Employee, mother and volunteer helping answer questions through out the event.
Tangerine Bank is Empowering Canadian communities with basketball by teaching leadership skills and sportsmanship instructed by two-time NBA-MVP, Steve Nash, program Ambassador for Bright Way Forward.
Tangerine is committed to providing financial resources and volunteer hours to help our partners effectively deliver programs and initiatives that inspire self-confidence, leadership, belonging and acceptance. We believe that optimistic individuals who feel empowered to take positive action in their lives will help form the backbone of strong communities – creating a bright way forward, today and tomorrow.
Tangerine is working with organizations across the country to help empower Canadians. Whether it’s helping youth develop self-esteem and leadership skills on a basketball court, delivering mentorship and career building skills to new Canadians looking for work, or delivering healthy food and food education, our partners help promote a sense of self-confidence, belonging and empowerment.
To end the day we had the pleasure of Michael Prosserman, founder of Unity Charity, hip hop and talk about how he started Unity as a class project in school by helping today’s youth make better choices and become mentors to make schools and communities safer.
This post is brought to you by Tangerine Bank’s Bright Way Forward event. As always all opinions are my own,