inspiring digital dreams
Sky's the Limit Youth Organization
Spring 2009 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"

1470 refurbished computers placed to date!!!

In This Issue
STL Celebrates 5 years!
STL expanding to Montreal and Vancouver!
STL partners with Mike "Pinball" Clemons foundation!
STL wins Harlequin, Aroni and Pricewaterhouse Coopers awards!
Fletcher's Meadows Cross Trainers "Run4hope Race" on April 26th to benefit STL!
STL welcomes James Bonnici to our team!
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Tuesday, June 23rd

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Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
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Tickets $30
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Dear friend of STL,

Welcome to our Spring e-newsletter!

Thank you for your continued support during this current economic downturn - a time when our under-resourced youth need even more support!  Read about the exciting ways we are using your generous donations to change lives...

STL Celebrates 5 years!
On January 15th, 2009, STL celebrated our first five years of operation. We are proud of our achievements and thank all of our donors, supporters and volunteers.
See our Computer Distribution by Year!
STL expanding to Montreal and Vancouver!
Sapphire Auction 2008STL is proud to continue our Canada-wide expansion. Generous funding from Sapphire Canada, in partnership with IBM Canada will provide computers for 25 First Nations youth in Vancouver. 40 youth enrolled in Verdun's Pathways to Education program will receive computers funded by Briana MacLeod's Kids Helping Kids Foundation.
STL partners with Mike "Pinball" Clemons Foundation (MPCF)!
Event 2008Mike's vision is to quicken academic excellence, infuse depth of character, promote health and vitality, and inspire generosity in our youth. MPCF generously donated $15,000 to STL for our expansion to Toronto's Jane and Finch area. Youth enrolled in the Y.A.A.A.C.E program will receive computers.

STL wins Harlequin, Aroni and Pricewaterhouse Coopers awards!
Fletcher's Meadows Cross Trainers (FMCT) "Run4hope Race" on April 26th to benefit STL!
FMCT's 5th annual race takes place on Sunday, April 26th, 2009 in Brampton. Proceeds will be used to purchase computers for youth participating in the Big Brothers and Sisters of Peel program. STL staff and volunteers are participating in this event...join us! Visit for information and online registration. 
STL welcomes James Bonnicci to our team!
James is the newest member of the STL team and his role is to provide Tech Support to our recipients. James has been repairing personal computers for over 8 years. James is volunteering in this role. STL thanks James for his generous contribution! Read James' full bio!
Thank You!
Lara First NationsWe appreciate your continued support during this time of economic insecurity. It is now more important than ever to consider those in need and to continue to inspire our youth to reach for their dreams. We are proud of how far we have come in 5 years and we are hopeful and optimistic about the future!

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", Mahatma Gandhi, adopted as World Youth Motto

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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 generosity of community and corporate donors. Considering giving in honour of a special occasion 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 payable to: Sky's the Limit Youth Organization,
20 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 230 Toronto, ON M4P 1A9

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