For children and adolescents across Canada, organized sports provide an avenue to build lasting connections, develop social skills, lead healthy lives, and realize potential at an early age. However, due to financial barriers, these opportunities can be difficult for some families to afford.
From the standpoint of Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) student athletes Jacob Janke, Rossini Sandjong, Gaetano Minto and Daniel Loggale, something needs to be done to counter this trend. Together, the group of @yorkulions football teammates founded Tiny Strides — a non-profit that aims to help families overcome these economic obstacles.
As the name implies, the group agreed that a small-scale approach would lead to notable results. Even if their efforts would only impact one individual, it would have been worth it. “One really great thing about sport is that it brings out family,” Minto said “With Tiny Strides, we can play a part in creating those families, those spaces for individuals. It’s more than a game if you use it the right way.” || 🔗 Read more on Tiny Strides are impacting the lives of GTA youth by tapping the link in our bio.
In the #PeopleofYU series, we showcase the diversity and excellence of the York University’s LA&PS community and how they’re making an impact within the beyond the University.