The seniors day program has been successful in its efforts to create a community where seniors develop social connections as they increase their sense of well being and quality of life.
Later I started teaching at the daily homework club and realizing my passion for teaching, started my own chess and mathematics classes at the centre in 2012, which I still run today. I was also lead volunteer of the St. Jamestown Community Clean up in 2012, and have participated in various other grassroots community initiatives ever since. For my extensive efforts in the community I was rewarded by being chosen the St. James Town Festival Awards Committee Youth Representative. Furthermore I was given a $48 000 scholarship from Queens University for my community service and leadership. The corner has always been my way of giving back to the community, and this scholarship just goes to show how being altruistic and volunteering can have real palpable benefits in the long run for high school students.
I would strongly recommend the centre for any student interested in garnering volunteer experiences. The opportunities are limitless, the clientele are as diverse as they come, and the staff are accomodating, friendly, and above all, kind.