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By: Kuralay Zhaksylyk, LIST Student
My name is Kuralay Zhaksylyk and I am part of the LIST program. Also known as the Leaders In Service Training program, LIST provides youth with valuable retail and customer service skills during the summer.

By: Jerusalem Bete, LIST Student
There are many things that I hope the LIST program will teach me such as what style is appropriate, what is good quality and bad quality clothing, and what’s trending today.

By: Saawi Baloch, LIST Student
Being a member of the LIST program is an amazing experience. So far, I have learned a lot from this program.

By: Marya Habib, LIST Student
On August 5, LIST program students welcomed a speaker named Daniel Stambolic, who helpfully taught us about how to write an effective resume, as well as how to be prepared for job interview questions.

By: Kawthr Kartuma, LIST Student
On August 2, Lana Miller from RBC was the financial speaker for the LIST program.

By: Saniya Afridi, LIST Student
In July, the Leaders In Service Training Program (LIST) participants were introduced to Cathie Lowes Ross, who talked about presenting yourself in a work environment.

By: Sarah Pirani, LIST Student
Diversity and social inclusion is a sensitive topic to many. Sonia Dong come into New Circles to talk about Diversity and Social Inclusion with the LIST program students on July 29.

By: Adeena Afridi, LIST Student
On Thursday, July 28, I went to The Textile Museum of Canada with my classmates in the Leaders in Service Training program.

It may be the hot, hazy days of summer but 20 energetic and enthusiastic young people aged 15-18 are spending their days learning the ins and outs of retail and customer service.

Check out this student-produced video from Ali Jiwani, highlighting the experiences of some of our teen Prom Boutique shoppers.

The Prom Boutique is one of New Circles' clothing services designed especially to help youth transition to the next stage of their lives. To learn more about the Prom Boutique, check out this blog post.

Gift baskets from donor familyMany of New Circles’ clients and donors come from Toronto’s Muslim community. Eid al-Fitr is one of the most significant holidays in the Muslim calendar. Occurring on July 5 this year, this holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Families celebrate Eid by breaking their fast with a celebratory meal, engaging in spiritual observance, and undertaking acts of charity. Our Giving for Eid program offers an opportunity to directly support families who may not otherwise have the opportunity to mark this occasion, because of financial and other barriers.

Student volunteers from Holy Cross School in GLOW

Volunteers from Holy Cross School sort clothingIf you’re a youth aged 14 or older, volunteering at New Circles is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable customer service and retail skills, build your resume, and complete the 40 community service hours needed for your high school graduation.

New Circles' GLOW clothing service is the largest clothing bank in Toronto. We help 12,000 people of all ages annually.