Youth Blog

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: 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.

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.

By: Mayy Kartuma, LIST Student
On July 27, the LIST program welcomed volunteers from State Street, a financial services holding company, as guest speakers.

By: Zain Mazhar, LIST Student
On July 27, Nadim Molo from the Scion Group spoke to the LIST program students about the importance of social media in a professional context.

By: Nabila Tasnim, LIST Student
On July 15, the LIST program participants visited the Bata Shoe Museum.

August 19, 2015

Authors: Rafay Ahmed, Uwais Dhalech & Ali Khan, LIST Students

August 7, 2015

Author: Makayla Robinson, LIST Student (soon to be a star…an actress!)

This week at New Circles in the LIST program we learned about accepting all people for their diversity, such as if they like girls or boys. This was a great thing to learn about. We also learned about textiles, how clothing works, where they come from and how they are made. We got to weave bracelets by using yarn and other string type materials.

July 31, 2015

Author: Shamisa Paikar, LIST Student

My personal experience at New Circles has been fantastic so far! I have had various opportunities to express myself as well as build on the skills and knowledge I obtain. During our workshops we learned how to ask for a job in person, time management exercises such as prioritizing tasks that needed to be done, the different yet positive body language that one must display while speaking to employers such as posture, eye contact, facial expressions etc.

July 27, 2015

Author: Natasha Bhaloo, LIST Student

July 27, 2015

Author: Daniel Khoshnood, LIST Student

July 17, 2015

Author: Sara Ahmed, LIST Student


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