inspiring digital dreams
Sky's the Limit Youth Organization
Summer 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"

1000 refurbished computers placed to date!!!

In This Issue
STL delivers 1000th computer!
80 computers to Shawanaga First Nations!
STL Event 2008 a huge success!
STL Founder and CEO is a FLARE winner!
STL Day at the Races!
STL Gear Available Now!
Thank You!

Grace Han

STL welcomes Grace Han to our team!

Grace is an STL computer recipient and our new Program Assistant! You may recognize her as one of the models from our recent "inspiring digital dreams" event. You can reach Grace at the STL office on Thursdays.

"I came to Canada when I was 12 and grew up in Toronto and Oshawa for the majority of my youth.

I went to Calgary for university in Christian studies as my passion is to work for the church and for communities in need. I worked for Calgary's largest homeless shelter for a year and that is where I found my passion for those who are in need.

I came to know Sky's the Limit through Youth in Motion as I was one of the lucky ones to receive a desktop from Sky's the Limit.

I love the idea of helping people with a set goal and I am very fortunate to be a part of this great team."

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Dear friend of STL,

Welcome to our summer 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!

There is never a dull day at STL!  Get up-to-date with all of our latest events, delivieries and initiatives...

STL delivers 1000th computer!
Kyle was the 1000th recipient of an STL computer on August 8th, 2008. Kyle is entering Grade 7 in September. Kyle received a Dell Dimension 2400 with a P4 2.2GHz CPU, 1024MB (1GB) RAM, 60GB hard drive, DVD burner, Windows XP, Office XP and speakers! He was also presented with an STL merchandise gift pack. See photos from our 1000th delivery and find out what Kyle plans to use his new computer for!

80 computers to Shawanaga First Nations!
Six Nations STLSTL returned to the Shawanaga First Nation community to deliver 80 refurbished computers to under-resourced youth enrolled in the Kinomaugewgamik Elementary School and to families residing in the community.  View photos from the delivery! Read Grace Han's exciting account of our trip...STL's trip to Shawanaga!

STL Event 2008 a huge success!
Event 2008STL's 5th annual "inspiring digital dreams" event was held at Revival Bar in Toronto on June 4th. It was our biggest and best event to date. Highlights include performances by some of Toronto's hottest musical artists, a student recipient fashion show and a huge donation from Sapphire Technologies Canada ($109,231.24!!!) Thank you to everyone who made our event a huge success! View photos from the event!

STL Founder and CEO is a FLARE winner!
Flare AwardLara Tavares is a 2008 FLARE Volunteer Award winner. 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. Lara will be featured in the September issue of FLARE Magazine. View photos from the ceremony! Read Lara's acceptance speech 

STL Day @ the RacesSTL Day at the Races!
STL thanks a generous supporter who has sponsored a race car driver (Matt White) on behalf of our organization! STL, Matt and his team cordially invite you out for a day at the races! Several STL recipients from the "Shoot With This" program will be in attendance as well as many of your favorite STL Ambassadors! Join the fun and support STL!

Bedouin Soundclash wears STL!
STL MerchandiseJuno-award winning Bedouin Soundclash members Jay and Eon wear the new STL tshirt. STL has introduced several new products to our line this year. Also available: Hooded Sweatshirts, Tank Tops Lanyards and Keychains! All proceeds from the sale of STL merchandise go directly towards the purchase of refurbished computers for under-resourced youth. STL Merchandise on Sale
Learn more about Bedouin Soundclash!

Thank You!
Kyle Lara 1000Summer is here! While many of our student recipients are enjoying their time off, we are busy preparing for our busiest back-to-school season yet! We are putting your generous donations to work across the GTA and Ontario. On behalf of our recipients and their families, we appreciate your support. We couldn't do it without 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", Mahatma Gandhi, adopted as World Youth Motto

Want to help? 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