Every Kid Needs a Team
Lay-Up provides over 500 youth aged 6-14 living in Toronto’s Neighborhood Improvement Areas with free, fun and high-quality programs rooted in the sport and culture of basketball.
Through our place-based approach, innovative programming and commitment to removing as many barriers to participation as possible, we support youth in developing the skills needed to succeed on and off the court.
Children and youth’s wellbeing have been profoundly affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Lay-Up’s programs support participants’ positive physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, and help them develop the skills needed to set the foundation for future success:
93% of participants report increased physical activity.
Mental & Emotional Wellbeing
91% of participants are happier and have more energy.
82% of participants reported improved relationships with parents, siblings, teachers and friends.
92% of participants feel more confident in taking on new challenges.
94% of participants improved their ability to work with others in a team.
79% of participants improved their ability to problem solve.