The Ambassador Program is an alternative school program designed to assist youth, who have dropped out of high school, to reengage with learning. The aim is to help them complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma, gain valuable life skills, and successfully move into a post-secondary school environment.
The program currently services 15 full time youth, and 5 part time youth, with two Teachers and one Child and Youth Worker. Students work at their own pace on academic courses, and participate in a life skills program which focuses on skill building for youth to live independently and successfully. These life skills include learning the basics of cooking and nutrition, physical health and wellness, financial literacy, and personal life management.
Students also engage in community support activities, volunteering, and a program called the “SpeakOut” where they travel to grade 7 and 8 classrooms across the city of Toronto and deliver a “stay in school” presentation based on their own life story and life choices. Ambassador Students have spoken to nearly 30,000 students over the past 10 years.
The core philosophy of the Ambassador Program is that every student can learn, achieve their goals, and realize their potential regardless of their socio-economic status, upbringing, or experiences.
The Pinball Clemons Foundation’s vision is to empower youth through education by bringing them from the margins the the mainstream. They invest in the best charities that provide both wrap-around and holistic approaches to local and global sustainability through education.
Locally, the Pinball Clemons Foundation focuses on supporting the most marginalized youth from community to career, by investing in programs that help empower them and create self-sustainability. We are making the invisible, visible… powerful, independent and strong! The ultimate goal is not a diploma or degree – we want to see youth gainfully employed in careers they desire.
To learn more about the Pinball Clemons Foundation visit
VCB 2018 hosted a sold out crowd of over 550 guests and was attended by many of Canada’s largest companies. There are a number of amazing sponsorship opportunities still available. For a complete overview of the available packages, download the Sponsorship Brochure, or contact Jennifer Branco, the Executive Director at the Pinball Clemons Foundation.
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Rod Black may not be as fast or talented as Michael Clemons but make no mistake he is a broadcasting Pinball.
The awarding winning sports announcer has bounced around from game to game and sport to sport for the last 36 years bringing Canadians closer to the action with his wit, knowledge, passion and versatility .
Rod’s extensive resume covers almost every sport imaginable. From the CFL to the NBA, MLB to NHL, PGA, the Olympics and maybe most importantly the Victory Ball.
A tireless advocate of many Canadian charities, Black’s motto in life is simple…”Believe and you can achieve.”
He would like to challenge Pinball to a special boxing match —– on his PlayStation.
Laura Ward is an entertainment guru, working as a Segment Producer for Canada’s top entertainment show, etalk. From the downtown studio to red carpets in L.A., Laura has interviewed everyone, from Hollywood’s A-List including Will Smith, Mark Wahlberg, and Robert Redford – to the stars of the sports world, including Kyle Lowry and Shaquille O’Neal.
The CBC – Studio 40, 10th Floor
250 Front Street West, Toronto, M5V 3G5
Underground parking is available directly next door at Simcoe Place
(200 Front Street West), which is directly connected to the CBC building underground via the Path System.