GeneralSky's the Limit is dedicated to addressing the widening digital divide in Canada by providing students with access to the tools and resources they need to pursue the infinite opportunities and possibilities available to them.
Canadian Registered Charity, BN85757 9742RR0001.
Please visit www.STLonline.org
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About me:Sky’s the Limit Youth Organization is a registered Canadian charity. BN: 857579742RR0001 What we do – Our Vision Sky’s the Limit is dedicated to addressing the widening Digital Divide in Canada by providing students with access to the tools and resources they need to pursue the infinite opportunities and possibilities available to them. How we do it – Our Mission Sky’s the Limit provides refurbished laptop computers to under-resourced students who cannot otherwise afford them. Sky’s the Limit provides refurbished computers to under-resourced students who are participants in a partner organization’s program. Students are provided support through an orientation or mentoring or training program that ensures that the students become familiar with how to use a computer and the Internet. Student recipients may also be referred by teachers, guidance counselors or apply for a computer online independently. Active computer users can use technology to make a difference in their own lives, in the lives of their families, and their communities. When a student receives a computer from Sky’s the Limit, that student’s entire sphere of influence (estimated at potentially 30 people) benefits. Younger siblings have the opportunity to practice their skills from an early age. Parents have a chance to develop their skills, do research, or type a resume. Relatives and friends also can have the opportunity to have access to the computer. As Sky’s the Limit continues on its mission, more than just the individual student reaps the benefits of owning a computer. Sky’s the Limit has also impacted the environment in a positive way. The average life span of a computer in Canada is 5 years. Burning computers creates carcinogens and burying them contaminates the ground and water. Sky’s the Limit provides environmental benefits by ensuring that computer systems are reused and recycled so that they do not end up in landfill sites. Accolades & accomplishments: * STL placed its 1000th computer on Friday, August 8th, 2008. * In 2008, Lara Tavares (STL Founder, Executive Director) received the following awards and recognition: o 2008 FLARE Magazine Volunteer of the Year Award o AronIMAGE award (Youth & Community) o PricewaterhouseCoopers Individual Leadership Grant ($2,000) * STL hired past recipient, Grace Han, as an administrative assistant in 2008. * STL was awarded “Best of North York” & “Best of Bayview” 2009 (Community Spirit & Public Eye) by Post City Magazines. * Lara received the Harlequin More Than Words award in 2009 ($10,000 USD). * STL placed its 2000th computer on Friday, April 9th, 2010. Please visit the Canadian Revenue Agency website for information on STL.
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Sky's the Limit Youth Organization
- Toronto, Ontario CA
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Sky's the Limit Youth Organizatio
- Toronto, Ontario CA