Happy Black History Month!!!!!

Happy Black History Month. Just another moment in what defines Black Part 2. Smile Today and don`t be afraid to........ Be Proud, Be Bold and Be Brilliant!!! #ILOVEBLACK

 


Bang Smarter, Not Harder!!!

 


Malcolm X

 


Mahatma Ghandi

If Ghandi was still here, civil disobedience in terms of the streets would in essence be not to participate in the criminal justice system what so ever. To resist in a way where no possible charges or convictions could be laid. Now think about that? What would happen to the expansions of prisons? Or the demand for increased department of justice budgets that come out our taxes? What would happen to fathers and the overall family dynamic as a whole? Many question come to mind. We want you to think about some of the diffent questions that come to mind and how you can apply it to your life. This effective strategy does not require violence, but instead strong will and a solid personal CONVICTION!!!.#BangSmarterNotHarder

Here are a couple suggestions of places you can lay low at while working on your non-violent strategy

1) Can`t go wrong with school, instead of catching that "letter" you stay charge and conviction free while adding knowledge and positive letters like Msc and Phd to your name.

2) Work or better yet start a business! Once again it keeps you charge and conviction free while adding value to your wallet and sustainabilty to your life.

It sure beats canteen!


EXERCISE YOUR MIND AND YOUR BODY

 

It`s a work hard play hard philosophy at 180 Change Street, literally!. At 180 Change Street we hit the books before hitting jump shots. On one aspect we ensure our talented youth are academically ready for the next level, and on the other aspect ,we provide a theraputic outlet that allows them to release built up energy at the end of the day. It`s a win win!! (Our youth burning some steam at the end of the day)

 


JORDAN MANNERS: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

JORDAN MANNERS:GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

It’s never easy dealing with the loss of a loved one especially when it happens so prematurely. To show their love and admiration for the late Jordan Manners our youth made this beautiful T-Shirt in his loving memory. Marching with candles and singing songs throughout the community it was a moment of solidarity, a moment to reflect but most of all a moment to think about how our actions impact the lives of others. Whether it`s Chiraq, Furguson or Toronto for that matter, the age range of youth passing away to senseless violence is getting younger and younger. 180 Change Street sends it’s love and condolences to all the families going though it. We can let these painful traumas paralyze us in life or we can take a positive aspect of ones life and commit it to ours in their honour and loving memory.

 


180 LIFE: DIVIDED WE FALL UNITED WE CONQUER

180 LIFE: DIVIDED WE FALL UNITED WE CONQUER

As true Canadian’s it is less about race and more about humanity. The common thread amongst our youth is that they are tough, talented and ready to pave a new way for Toronto. Ultimately, it`s not ones occupation that determines good or bad but instead the actions we take to make a difference in peoples lives and society as a whole. 


EPAC

EPAC

 180 Change Street with Toronto’s very own Epac. Unlike many over night rappers of today, Epac has paid his dues in the streets and now aim’s to hit the game with witty flows that will have you playing back verses to catch the deeper meaning. Already with a mix tape featuring DJ Absolute Epac is just warming up. Stay tuned


180 CHANGE STREET FUTURE CHAMPIONS

180 CHANGE STREET FUTURE CHAMPIONS! (CLASS OF 2013/2014)

Here at 180 Change Street we like to highlight our up and coming future champions. Our youth our the future and luckily we have amazing young men who are up to the challenge of making positive change. You see with us there is no such thing as losing, for the only time we lose is when we give up. 180 Change Street Future Champions.


180 CHANGE STREET X COMMUNITY UNITING TOGETHER C.U.T. (MALVERN)

180 CHANGE STREET X COMMUNITY UNITING TOGETHER C.U.T. (MALVERN)

 On Sunday September 9th 2012 180 Change Street teamed up with Lawyer Jason E. Bogle for a community forum in Malvern in response to the recent gun violence in our city. Free hair cuts were provided to youth ages 6 to 17 by Cut Creator`s Barbershop, the same barbershop were Chris Thompson, 35 was gunned down while at work this past January. Seeing that school just started for our youths, sending them to school with fresh cuts and valuable life lessons is a step in the right direction as we the community heal from the aftermath of gun violence in our streets. It is important that we deal with the vicarious trauma in our communities before it turns to anger and violence in our youth. This forum laid out the communities response to our governments course of action plan regarding the recent shootings taking place in Toronto and provided insightful follow up recommendations.


180 AT COMMUNITY MARCH IN SCARBOROUGH WITH REPS UP

 

180 CHANGE STREET X SCARBOROUGH DANZING/GALLOWAY)

Toronto saw its most horrific case of gun violence this past July 16th, 2012 at a community barbecue in Scarborough. Twenty five people were shot and two people where pronounced dead at the scene. The victims were four-teen years old Shyanne Charles and twenty three year old Joshua Yasay who attended the Danzing St. function on the night in question. In response to this senseless killing, on July 20th, 2012 Toronto rap artist P. Reign stepped up for the community and held the "Angel March" in support of the victims and their families. We at 180 Change St. mobilized our youth after a long day of Summer school at C.W Jeffries ( West Toronto) and journeyed to Scarborough to march in this amazing display of community and unity. May this be a wake up call to everyone that we can no longer sit down and watch our youths kill each other, that we all, not just the police,play a vital role in making this city a better place. It`s time we start putting down these guns and start resolving our issues in other ways. It`s not the gun that kills, but the anger behind one. Love and respect from 180.

 


180 CHANGE STREET X TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

 

180 CHANGE STREET MAKES ITS OFFICIAL DEBUT WITH THE T.D.S.B. (CLASS OF 2012)

180 Change Street officially makes history as it starts programming July 3rd 2012 with the Toronto District School Board. Students are able to attain credits while others are able to obtain gainful employment. This one of a kind program runs until August 17th, 2012. Look out for us at a school near you this fall. Shout out to the youths of the future, it`s your time to shine!! Check out the article theToronto Star wrote about the program.


180 Change Street (Jamaica) @Bob Marley's former primary school

180 Change Street (Jamaica) 

180 Change Street Black History Month workshop on exercise,team work, and unity. Special thanks to Manifesto and G.Y.C. Check out those great non-profit organizations when you get a chance.