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Lay-Up Youth Basketball

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But you don't just take.
You've got to build.

Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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Lay-Up Youth Basketball

Lay-Up Youth Basketball launched in 2014 as a project under the Regent Park Duke of York Children’s Foundation (RPDYCF) and consisted of two weeks of free, high quality basketball camps. They now run year-round after school programming and on-going summer camps in six high priority neighbourhoods across the city. After identifying mental health supports as an overarching constant need in their programs, Lay-Up is providing high-quality training to their staff and formalizing their mental health curriculum and initiatives (with the help of consultants), in order to incorporate them directly into their programming.