inspiring digital dreams
Sky's the Limit Youth Organization
Spring 2008 Newsletter

STL Logo Sky's the Limit is dedicated to addressing the widening digital divide in Canada by providing students with access to the tools and resources they need to pursue the infinite opportunities and possibilities available to them.

Core value - STL provides services to all under-resourced youth regardless of race, gender, religious beliefs or sexual orientation..."Everybody's kids or nobody's kids"

860 refurbished computers placed to date!!!

In This Issue
Northward Bound!
Flare Volunteer Award Winner!
STL/P2E Ottawa Expansion
60 Computers for StepStones
STL Welcomes New Canadians
Recipient Profile - Jason Lodono
Volunteer Profile - Daniel Davidson
STL Gear on Sale Now!
Thank You!

StepStones 1
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Event 2008

Join us as we celebrate our successes to date and see what we have planned!
mazing Silent Auction!
Meet our recipients and support STL!

Proceeds will be used to purchase refurbished computers for under-resourced youth.

June 4th @ 7-9 PM

Revival Bar

783 College St. W, Toronto, ON

Will Strickland

Hosted by Will Strickland

Music by


Performances by

Alana BridgewaterAlana Bridgewater

Dane HartsellDane Hartsell

Jermaine RichardsJermaine Richards

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Dear friend of STL,

Welcome to our first e-newsletter!

We are excited to bring you all of our latest news. We hope you enjoy reading it and please contact us with any comments or suggestions. We would love to hear from you!

It was a busy winter at STL as we continued to meet the challenge of providing refurbished computers to all of our program partners throughout the GTA, Durham and Ottawa...

Northward Bound!
Six Nations STLSTL has partnered with notable social activist, Toronto Police Constable Ojo Tewogbade, in order to provide refurbished computers to under-resourced youth residing in the Shawanaga First Nation community in Northern Ontario. STL visited the community in April. View photos from the trip! Deliveries will commmence in June.

Flare Volunteer Award Winner!
Flare AwardLara Tavares, STL Founder and CEO, won the FLARE Volunteer Award for 2008! This prestigious award is presented each year to six outstanding Canadian female volunteers aged 18 and up whose volunteer achievements have made a difference to the lives of the people in their communities. The award ceremony will take place on May 22nd in Toronto and the winners and the event will be covered in subsequent issues of FLARE. This national coverage will most certainly generate lots of interest in STL! Visit for award info

STL/P2E Ottawa Expansion
P2E Pinecrest OttawaSTL is fundraising to provide 200 computers to youth enrolled in Pinecrest, Ottawa's Pathways to Education Program this fall. The computers will be given to under-resourced students whose parents or guardians may not otherwise be able to afford them. Thanks to everyone who voted for our project on! Let the fundraising begin! Our first goal is to reach $5025.00 by June 25th.

60 Computers for StepStones
StepStones 2The StepStones for Youth Organization's mandate is to promote and continually improve fundamental core skills for youth that will directly increase their potential for achievement at school, in the community, and as members of the workforce. 60 girls, aged 12-14, received computers from STL after participating in StepStones for Youth's two-week camp program. Visit the StepStones for Youth Website

STL Welcomes New Canadians
COSTI Immigration ServicesSTL provided 20 computers to 20 families through COSTI Immigration Services. COSTI provides community-based employment, educational, settlement and social services to immigrant communities. Many of these youth from war-torn countries will be attending school regularly for the first time in their lives. See photos of COSTI recipients!

Jason LondonoSTL Recipient Profile - Jason Londono
From a young age Jason knew that he liked to build and fix things, so when he learned about the Mechanical Engineering Program at George Brown College he was quick to apply. Jason is now in his 2nd year there and is working towards an Advanced Technologist Diploma. He is a hard working and dedicated student, which is reflected in his marks. Read Jason's full profile

STL Volunteer Profile - Daniel Davidson
Daniel DavidsonDaniel became interested in STL after he had a great time attending an STL fundraising event. Completing a post-graduate degree in public relations at Humber College, part of his program entails volunteering with a fundraising charity. When he learned of this, Daniel immediately contacted STL. He admires what STL stands for and hopes to contribute to our continuing success in a meaningful way. Read Daniel's full profile

STL Gear Available Now!
STL MerchandiseBack by popular demand! STL is introducing several new products to our line this year. Now available: Hooded Sweatshirts, Tshirts, Tank Tops Lanyards and Keychains! All proceeds from the sale of STL merchandise goes directly towards the purchase of refurbished computers for under-reourced youth. STL Merchandise on Sale

Thank You!
Computer Delivery Regent ParkAlong with our STL volunteers, I have the great pleasure of meeting many of our recipients when we deliver their computers to their homes. They are often eager to say "Thank You" to the unknown donors who are helping to make their dreams possible. On behalf of our recipients, we appreciate your support. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

The Sky's the Limit!

Lara Tavares Signature

Lara Tavares
Founder and CEO
Sky's the Limit Youth Organization

"Be the change you would like to see in the world" - World Youth Motto

Make a donation!
Make a donationSky's the Limit Youth Organization is a registered non-profit, non-government charitable organization in Ontario, Canada.  BN#85757 9742RR0001. 

We rely on the kindness of community and corporate donors who believe in our mandate to provide refurbished computers to under-resourced youth who could not otherwise afford them.

Considering giving in honour of a special occasion, someone's memory or as a tribute.

Organize a fundraising event in your community! 

Gifts can be made to STL in one of the following ways:

Please make cheque payable to:
Sky's the Limit Youth Organization,
192 Spadina Ave, Suite 410  Toronto, ON  M5T 2C2

Secure online donations and pre-authorized monthly payments may be made through

We accept donations of items, and in some cases can provide tax receipts for them. Please call (416) 350-8888 or email

STL will provide a tax receipt for all donations over $10. 

Sky's the Limit Youth Organization | 192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 410 | Toronto | M5T2C2 | Canada