Copyright 2013. Second Chance Scholarship Foundation .    All Rights Reserved 2013.

Registered Charity No. 897229209RR0001


Style for Jury Program

The youth associated with Second Chance often do not have the financial resources to purchase appropriate clothing for court, employment and/or educational interviews.   As such, we are able to assist the youth in obtaining appropriate clothing for such.  We believe that a positive first impression can be the first step to breaking the cycle of poverty and/or crime.   

Bicycle Repair & Skate Sharpening Program


Second Chance, in partnership with the Toronto Police Service, collects used bicycles and skates from the community.   The bicycles and skates are then delivered to the Brookside Youth Centre (Cobourg, Ontario) where the youth are taught how to repair and maintain the bicycles and sharpen and care for the skates.  The bicycles and skates are then redistributed into low-income/at-risk communities where children would not otherwise have the opportunity to own a bicycle and/or skates.


has established a Second Chance Steel  Pan Program within various youth detention centres across Ontario.  World renowned panpiper, Hameed Shaqq attends various youth centres to teach the youth how to play steel pan.  The program not only teaches

Steel Pan Program


Second Chance has established a Second Chance Steel  Pan Program within various youth detention centres across Ontario.  World renowned panpiper, Hameed Shaqq attends various youth centres to teach the youth how to play steel pan.  The program not only teaches the youth how to play steel pan but also teaches them general music education, leadership skills, group interaction and respect for themselves and others.  

The program is currently being offered at:    

        

     Bluewater Youth Centre (Goderich, Ontario);

     Brookside Youth Centre (Cobourg, Ontario);      

     Roy McMurtry Youth Centre; (Brampton, Ontario); and            

     Sprucedale Youth Centre (Simcoe, Ontario).


Dedicated volunteers attend at various youth detention centres for our Platinum Dinner program.  We provide the youth with culturally diverse meals as well as provide various workshops, presentations and mentoring to the youth.   We also provide a Platinum Holiday Dinner in December and visit at the youth centres on Christmas Eve and New Years' Eve.   We are advised by the youth and the youth centre staff that the holidays are when the youth are emotionally vulnerable and in need of our visits more than usual.  

Second Chance Library Program


 Second Chance has established libraries within various youth detention centres across Ontario.  Each of the libraries are stocked with various books, dictionaries and other reading materials for youth of various reading levels.  In addition, we have obtained donations of various sports paraphernalia (i.e. Football helmet from NFL player; Autographed Raptor's jersey, etc.) that are displayed in the libraries which make them more inviting for the youth.   The following are the libraries that have been opened to date:      

                  

The Faye McWatt Second Chance Library 

Roy McMurtry Youth Centre (female section) 


The Michael H. Tulloch Second Chance Library             

Sprucedale Youth Centre (Simcoe, Ontario).               


The Peter Cory Second Chance Library             

Bluewater Youth Centre (Goderich, Ontario)              


The Arthur Downes Second Chance Library            

Brookside Youth Centre (Cobourg, Ontario).      


The Richard Gosling Second Chance Library

The Roy McMurtry Youth Centre (Brampton, Ontario)  

Platinum Dinner Program


Dedicated volunteers attend at various youth detention centres for our Platinum Dinner program.  We provide the youth with culturally diverse meals as well as provide various workshops, presentations and mentoring to the youth.   We also provide a Platinum Holiday Dinner in December and visit at the youth centres on Christmas Eve and New Years' Eve.   We are advised by the youth and the youth centre staff that the holidays are when the youth are emotionally vulnerable and in need of our visits more than usual.