Softchoice provides 111 laptops to Regent Park!
February 20, 2013
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Over 100 Regent Park youth participating in the Pathways to Education program received laptops thanks to Softchoice!

Regent Park is the oldest public housing project and one of the most economically disadvantaged regions in Canada. While extremely rich in diversity, it is a community that faces many race, language and cultural barriers.

*Over 80% of residents are visible minorities, and for many English is a second language
*Few families are earning more than $18,000 per year (less than 1/3 the national average)
*The region has twice the number of single-parent families as the rest of Toronto

In September 2001, with an average of 850 high school aged youth and no secondary schools in the community, 56% of the youth in Regent Park were dropping out. That same year saw the introduction of the Pathways to Education program. Beginning in September 2001, Pathways enrolled 95% of the eligible Grade 9 high school students (and their parents) in the program and successfully addressed many of the challenges expressed by the Regent Park community.

Now after more than 10 years, The Pathways to Education Program continues to enrol and re-enrol more than 92% of the eligible Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 students as the program has expanded to include over 900 students attending close to 60 different high schools.

We would like to thank Softchoice for their generous donation and changing 111 lives!
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The Softchoice & STL crew! Notice the logo themed balloon colours :)


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The recipients waiting patiently...


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The laptops being lined up!


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Rema introducing Softchoice board members :)


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Softchoice crew & recipient


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Softchoice crew & recipient


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A very excited recipient!


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Softchoice crew & recipient


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Softchoice crew & recipient


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Softchoice crew & recipient


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Softchoice crew & recipient


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Softchoice crew & recipient


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Softchoice crew & recipient


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Softchoice crew & recipient


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Softchoice crew & recipient


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Softchoice crew & recipient


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Softchoice crew & recipient


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Softchoice crew & recipient


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Softchoice crew & recipient


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Softchoice crew receiving a thank you card from Tiffany & the recipients at Pathways Regent Park!


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The recipients checking out their new laptops!


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The recipients checking out their new laptops!


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STL received a thank you card too :)