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Bridging the wealth gap,
one youth at a time

  • Who We Are

    Who We Are

    Fifty For Free Youth Community Initiative
    is a national not-for-profit organization based in Canada focused on building character, cultivating financial literacy education and imperative life skills through sport to youth from under-served communities.

    Our mission is to create an inclusive network of educators, mentors and partners to help us foster a sense of community and belonging for the youth we serve.

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53% Canadians living paycheck to paycheck 30% Canadians aged 25 to 34 with student loan debt Ontarians have the most student loan debt, while Nova Scotians have the highest tuition costs 53% Canadians living paycheck to paycheck 30% Canadians aged 25 to 34 with student loan debt Ontarians have the most student loan debt, while Nova Scotians have the highest tuition costs

Programs

Fifty for Free offers a number of free programs throughout the year in both Toronto, Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia where youth can improve their basketball skills, while gaining essential financial literacy knowledge.

Summer
Programs

We offer girls and coed programs where youth develop basketball skills and learn the training requirements for the next level. They also gain skills like budgeting, managing debt and holistic nutrition.

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March Break Programs

ur March Break program offers an ideal opportunity for your child to develop confidence, teamwork, and resilience through basketball. Participants will also acquire essential financial literacy skills, paving the way for a financially savvy future.

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Custom
Workshops

Our workshops provide personalized learning experiences on a variety of essential topics; including financial literacy, mental health awareness, entrepreneurship, soft skill development and social media management.

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Testimonials

  • “What I like about Fifty for Free is that the coaches
    really put their all into making us succeed not only in basketball but also our daily lives.”

    – Lloyd

  • “My favourite educational session was with
    Elemental Notes.
    I loved learning about different herbs and natural remedies.”

    – Maleya

  • “During my summer with Fifty for Free I built up my confidence in basketball and…really enjoyed the family aspect and being part of a team.”

    – Oshane