Last Saturday, hundreds joined together at The Arcadian Court in Toronto to get active for a great cause. Kicking off Lululemon’s partnership with The Remix Project, Beats & Balance helped raise money for a great cause while getting you moving. 100% of ticket sales and donations generated from that day went directly to support The Remix Project, whose programs service disadvantaged youth from marginalized communities who are trying to enter into the creative industries. Showcasing talented alumni and current youth involved in the program, guests were entertained after they worked up a sweat between the classes by the talented individuals. Fitness studios and guru’s from all over Toronto joined together to host four fitness classes throughout the day taught by local, well known fitness instructors and are being paired with entertaining and unexpected live musical performances. The celebrations continued into the night with an after party featuring the talented Brendan Fallis, Guillaume Viau and DJ HustleGRL. Lululemon successfully helped to generate awareness and raise money for The Remix Project through Beats & Balance brining the community together for a great cause.
Between classes, guest were also able to enjoy the Remix-curated Marketplace which featured Toronto-based artisans including Sweet Jones Co., Jennifer Fukaskima, Barbers Daughter, Headmistress, Arts Market, Province Apothecary, Anice Jewlery and Filosofia Swimwear and musical performances by Hedspin, Trophy Jones, Kelsey Will, Frank Walker and Glenn Morrison.
The Remix Project began a way to lower violence involving inner city youth by engaging you people and changing the path of youth who were labeled ‘at-risk’ by providing them an avenue to get involved in a productive creative outlet in under-served communities. The Remix Project provides the youth with top-notch alternative, creative, educational programs, facilitators and facilities to help further their formal creative education and introduce them to resources in the creative industry. Their mission is “to help refine the raw talents of young people from across the GTA in order to help them find success as participants define it and on their own terms”.
Over the last seven years, some of the greatest success have included:
- Over $3million in funds-raised over 6 years to help inner-city youth.
- National Crime Prevention Centre (Canada) deemed The Remix Project a successful model for increasing community safety, by preventing and reducing youth crime
- 49% of graduates connect to the workforce
- 23% of graduates re-connected to education
- 24% of graduates pursued their art as young entrepreneurs
- Graduates have received a semester of high school credits from being a part of Remix.
- Graduates have received internships in the field of their choice while at Remix or following graduation
- Each year 3 Remix graduates receive full scholarships to college.
- 25 Remix Graduates were helped by Remix staff and mentors to obtain grants to pursue entrepreneurship and now have successful businesses and/or non-profit organizations thriving in the community (Source)
For more information on The Remix Project, visit them online here: http://www.theremixproject.com/