Toronto Community Housing and Jays Care Foundation discontinue Home Run Scholars program
TORONTO, ON – Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) and Jays Care Foundation have mutually agreed to discontinue the Home Run Scholars after-school program for children tenants in Grades 1 to 6.
Home Run Scholars was launched in 2016 to fill existing affordable, after-school programming gaps for children and youth in the city. The program was designed to enhance academic performance, physical health, social and emotional well-being and student behavior. Since its launch, the program has touched hundreds of TCHC kids, their families, as well as TCHC and Jays Care Foundation staff with opportunities to learn, grow and thrive.
Since 2016, the City of Toronto and other Toronto-based community organizations have both widened and deepened their after-school program offerings and the subsidies available to families. These factors, along with staffing challenges, have led TCHC and Jays Care Foundation to make the difficult decision to end the Home Run Scholars program.
TCHC is grateful to Jays Care Foundation – an invaluable partner of over 30 plus years in delivering high-quality programming for our tenants – for all their support in delivering Home Run Scholars over the past six years. TCHC thanks all Home Run Scholars staff, participants and families, and alumni for a wonderful run.
TCHC staff will work with families and direct them to other accessible and subsidized after-school programs across the city.
About Toronto Community Housing
Toronto Community Housing (www.torontohousing.ca) is Canada's largest social housing provider. We provide homes for nearly 60,000 low- and moderate-income households in neighbourhoods across the city.