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




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




Notes from NOISE Alum – Gloria

I completely enjoyed my part in NOISE, both as a BSW peer mentor, and as a research assistant to the program. I found the connection and support that the program was offering youth was incredible. Today, I own my own private practice, providing counselling for mental health and addiction. I am also working for a non-profit mental health agency supporting Continue reading Notes from NOISE Alum – Gloria




Notes from NOISE Alum – featuring Daniel

NOISE taught me that you can make something out of nothing. All you need is an idea and this idea can spark into a huge success story. My name is Daniel Coley. I am a NOISE Alumni who started with NOISE in grade 12. At the time, I was attending Emery Collegiate High School. I remember that I was walking Continue reading Notes from NOISE Alum – featuring Daniel




Notes from NOISE Alum – featuring Andy

Next week we’ll be celebrating our 4th Festival of Learning. With that in mind, we thought it was a good time to reflect on all things NOISE. Some of our fantastic Alums have offered to guest blog for us about their time in the program. First up is Andy! Today, when I reflect on my past years with the project, Continue reading Notes from NOISE Alum – featuring Andy