Manojan Reflects on His Pod Experience

What My Pod Group Is Doing: Our topic is about mental health and school. We are using “Photo Voice” to identify strengths and challenges in our community/school, and will use the data we collect to develop a project that responds to the issues that we identify. Photo voice is basically taking photos and letting our photos speak for themselves. This Continue reading Manojan Reflects on His Pod Experience




Ahmad Reflects on NOISE

This has been my second year with NOISE and I had so much fun and learned a lot. It started with the summer learning retreat where I learned a lot about speaking up and letting your voice be heard in your community. During the summer I got to meet different people from different schools around the Jane/Finch community.  My weekly Continue reading Ahmad Reflects on NOISE




Beyond at Risk Basketball Tournament Recap

Beyond at Risk represents a growing movement of leaders dedicated to research and actions focused on empowering youth, dis-establishing stereotypes and harmful narratives that surround marginalized neighbourhoods.  – Beyond at Risk Mission This past Saturday, YouthREX was lucky to be a sponsor for “The Launch”, a basketball tournament hosted by Beyond at Risk (BAR). This basketball tournament was Beyond at Risk’s Continue reading Beyond at Risk Basketball Tournament Recap




Taelor’s MaRS Discovery District Reflection

My experience going to the Impact Expo at the MaRS Center was great. The moment I stepped into the building I felt welcomed, and could feel a positive vibe. When we got downstairs, we were welcomed with refreshment, in glasses, which was very prestigious and fancy. One of my favourite foods I remember was chipotle hummus and chips. It was Continue reading Taelor’s MaRS Discovery District Reflection




Ishmael’s reflection on NOISE & Youth Outing

One of our NOISE Fellows, Ishmael, wrote this amazing reflection on his part year in the program, and about when the group went to an event at MaRS Discovery District. We’re glad Ishmael enjoyed his time in NOISE because we loved his energy and excitement! (And we’re super excited he still visits!) My experience at NOISE was amazing and fun. Continue reading Ishmael’s reflection on NOISE & Youth Outing




NOISE End of Year Recap

“NOISE shares youth voices that have been left behind.” On April 21, we hosted “Over, Under, Around and Through: Social Justice by All Means Possible”, an event to celebrate four years of noisemaking! This was an opportunity for all of the NOISE fellows, as well as our many supporters, to come together, learn about this year’s NOISE pods, enjoy some Continue reading NOISE End of Year Recap