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Program Details

Summer Program

Participants will gain an understanding of the training requirements and skill development needed to play at the next level. They will take part in on-court skill development training sessions, build strength and conditioning through the guidance of qualified professionals, coaches, and current pro and collegiate athletes. The program will instill practical principles highlighting the importance of respect, integrity and communication through sport.

Financial literacy will be another major component with a focus on budgeting, investing and debt management. Participants will engage in interactive classroom sessions each week that will teach life skills as well as encourage group discussions and team work.

This summer, Fifty for Free will be expanding the program to include classroom sessions teaching participants about coding, tech and cryptocurrencies.

  • In grade 9 to 12
  • Recommended by principal, teacher, coach or community leader
  • Willingness to learn and take direction
  • Good attendance record
  • Passionate about basketball


Financial literacy workshop series that take place throughout the year in partnership with schools and organizations .

Workshop series topics include:

  • Debt
  • Investing
  • Credit
  • Real estate
  • Time value of money
  • Compound interest
  • Taxes, budgeting
  • Stocks
  • Exchange traded fund (ETF)
  • Tax-free savings accounts (TFSA)
Arian Beyz of Enriched Academy leading a lesson on finances

Program Coordinators

Alicia Anderson, Physiotherapist and Yoga Instructor, Health and Wellness

Arian Beyzaei, Vice President at Enriched Academy, Financial Literacy

Onika Green, Founder of the Hidden Hundred, Mental Health and Soft Skills Development

Vanessa Smithers, Founder of Hello, It’s Vee, Resume Writing and Interview Process

Henny Yeshanew, Founder of Lion Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Social Media Management

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