Each of the 10 women will receive a $10,000 grant for her non-profit organization. Voting has commenced (till March 4th) for one of the women to be selected as the National Honouree and receive an additional $10,000 grant to further support her charitable work. See how to vote HERE.
About Toyo’s Lady Ballers Camp:
Lady Ballers Camp is a non-profit organization that develops girl-centered programs which encourage non-competitive physical, emotional, and educational development. Lady Ballers Camp operates within an anti-oppressive framework and is committed to social change. Through the organization, young women are encouraged to advocate for themselves and their communities. Since its inception, over 600 girls have participated in the camp and last year 90% of the campers attended free of charge. Lady Ballers Camp champions an unyielding belief that through teamwork, resilience, and opportunity, young women will have the courage to reach for and achieve their goals.
About Adeola’s STEMHub Foundation:
STEMHub’s innovative educational programs are creative, interactive, and provided at no financial cost to participants. The Foundation focuses on providing skill development services to females, visible minorities and underserved youth in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). It also facilitates mentorship opportunities for university students and early career professionals to fuel ambitions and inspire excellence through career guidance and further development of a specialized skillset. In the past year, STEMhub has aided 1,000 youths in Canada and over 2,000 youth living in Africa, to secure admission and scholarship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate degrees. In partnership with the Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment, Frontlines Toronto, Restoration House Hamilton and many other organizations, STEMHub Foundation is providing girls and minority youths with STEM role models who offer STEM workshops as volunteers. One of the strategic partnerships with the Toronto Police Service enables StemHub Foundation to help with bridging the gap between the police and young minorities (especially black youths). Through Adeola’s leadership, the composition for STEMHub’s board of directors amplifies the foundations vision that all people should have the opportunity to pursue STEM careers and leadership roles, no matter where they get their start in life.