« One of our main objectives is to sensitize young people to say no to bullying and violence that can lead to street gangs. We can also offer alternatives to a life of violence » says Ricaardoe Di Done, general manager of Children Now in Montreal.
« In the context of our campaign against intimidation and street gangs, the values represented by the Quebec Soccer Federation go hand in hand with ours »
Mister Di Done adds « Values such as respect and integrity, along with a healthy, nutritious diet gives young people a chance to enjoy a rewarding and successful life ».
With these objectives in mind, the young athletes each received copies of the pedagogical tools Youth and Street Gangs as well as Soccer Plus, distributed by Children Now.
« Tools like these help young people make informed choices. »
Here are a few pictures of the event,
See Children Now‘s Web Site for more details as to how they help children and families through their workshops, information services and various activities.