The CLC is offering the following free activities for all Riverdale students:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays:
The Iron Pit (room 345) weight room with a professional trainer
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays:
WIBCA offers homework help from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in room 257
The Riverdale CLC is an organization fostering life-long learning by actively participating in sustainable socio-economic/cultural/linguistic development.
In collaboration with Community partners, we strive to provide quality educational services, sports, leisure, and recreational activities responding to the
diverse needs of the Community.
The mission of the Riverdale CLC is to bring together and promote the capacity of local, sustainable partnerships with community based organization
already in existence. Consequently, this would create a closer more intimate connection between the school and the community in a complementary manner.
Together the Riverdale CLC and its partners will provide services to enhance the well being of our students, their families and community.
Working with our partners will enable the CLC to create a milieu that fosters family and community engagement, youth development, sports,
arts and a life-long learning community.
Through a collaboration process, the CLC will engage our community to build multi -directional reciprocal learning relationships between students,
teachers, parents and the community at large.
ADITYA YOUTH TRUST FUND AYTF (Aditya Youth Trust Fund), a non-denominational charitable organization, has been actively involved with the
CLC at Riverdale since April 2007. The goal of AYTF is to assist students in reaching their maximum educational potential.
AYTF holds the following tutoring and homework-help classes:
At Riverdale - Mathematics and Science for grades 9 to 11 on Saturday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm.
- Special Physical Science tutorials for students who are taking the grade 10 supplementary exam.
- Mathematics and English tutoring for students, grades 5 to 8, Saturdays from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
ATYF also offers scholarships for students entering CEGEP.
Visit our website by clicking here for additional information.
ALLIANCE OF SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITIES (ASAC)
ASAC offers free support services to the South Asian Communities. ASAC has been actively involved with Riverdale offering students tutorials,
mentoring, seminars, special cultural events, and summer programs. ASAC provides services in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, and others.
ASAC is also available to provide services for families in need of translations, housing advice, help with immigration problems, general information, referrals etc.
THE BORN TO READ RESOURCE & STIMULATION CENTRE
A volunteer group which promotes early literacy skills in young children, running several programs in the West Island. Their goal is to encourage family interactions which result in the child learning the literacy skills that are important to succeed in school.
Books and Play is a program that introduces parents and their pre-school children to the world of books, reading and rhymes in an atmosphere that includes play time and social interaction for both parents and children. Parents are invited to borrow books from our library.
Registration is required. Families can drop in any time on Tuesday and Thursday between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Further information can be found on our website by clicking here.
A volunteer organization which has been in existence for 40 years. We have an intercity division and house leagues for both boys
and girls and various age groups.
Intercity league (10-17 years). Meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm & Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Girl and Boy House League ( 6 TO 17 years). Meets every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm &
Saturday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Adult coed League (18years +). Meets every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 pm to 10:30pm.
Daycare Service is provided to families who have children playing a basketball game. Provided every Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
We also offer a Summer basketball camp. Click here for more information.
CHAI WEST/SCHMOOZE CLUB
The Schmooze Club is on the cutting edge of informal education, providing free pizza for students in the public and
private schools on the West Island, during the school lunch hour. The Schmooze Club is open to students from all different
faiths and backgrounds. This Club offers the Jewish perspective on many of the issues & topics in our daily lives including personal beliefs, morals & values, and religion. We meet every Tuesday at lunch time.
For additional information visit our website by clicking here.
OVERTURE WITH THE ARTS
Overture With The Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making performing arts education available to youth from all walks of life.
We offer low cost training for all youth, as well as scholarships to youth who have an interest in the performing arts and who wouldn't otherwise have the finances to pursue their passion.
We are also committed to giving students a comprehensive understanding that "show business" is indeed a business by giving courses and management workshops targeted to the entertainment industry. For more information visit our website by clicking here.
Overture Radio is a radio program (podcast based) that encourages students to find their voice, promotes creative thinking and inspires self-expression. Overture Radio will provide students with skills in broadcast journalism and the tools and training to produce an hour long radio show.
Tune in to 94.7 Hits FM on Thursday, April 23 at 9:30PM to hear the song "Ticking Time Bomb" which was recorded by 6 of our students. Congratulations Emily P, Meranda, Melissa, Onika, Emily T and Megan! You can request the song by visiting http://947hits.com.
From September to May Overture with the Arts is offering a FREE After School Arts Program through a partnership with our Community Learning Centre. Students can benefit from weekly Break Dancing, Visual Arts and Broadcast Journalism workshops allowing them to fully explore their creativity.
WIBCA has started its After-school Program and it will run until May 2016. We are open Monday to Thursday from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm. All students are welcome!
We also run a regular SaturdayMorningSchool at Riverdale Community Learning Centre. Open to all students at all grade levels (elementary & secondary). The program allows for two hours of volunteer supported tutoring and homework assistance each Saturday morning (French & English). In addition WIBCA also provides the following programs: After-school tutorials; Drop-in centre for youth and a summer day camp which combines learning and recreational components. WIBCA is committed to education and supporting educational opportunities in public schools. For more information visit our website by clicking here.
YOUTH STARS FOUNDATION
The Performing arts and sports in all its forms have a persuasive impact on youth habits, lifestyle and culture. Dance, Music theatre, art and sports are vital and effective tools that can be used to convey positive messages and connect with today’s youth.
Youth Stars Foundation is a non-profit organization, who’s mandate is to positively encourage and educate youth, by providing them with various organized activities, events and workshops all using the arts & sports as a motivational & educational tool. Our motto is “Providing Youth with a Brighter Future”, because that is what we aim for.
Community partnership Objectives:
To enhance the well being of students, and their communities by providing a lifelong experience through youth development, sports, arts, and culture.
Our goal of the partnership program is to give kids hands on life experiences and help them raise money for programs that will benefit them and their schools, such as; the grad committee, academic scholarships and equipment, computers etc…
The idea behind the community partnership is to use our resources and experience in community work, event organization, promotion, and youth entertainment to give youth a lifelong experience at an early age. For information contact visit our website by clicking here or contact Shaheed Malik at (514) 800-9746.