Our Team

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Abena Addo

Founder & Executive Director

  • Former varsity player and team captain at University of Toronto & former varsity player and provincial champion at McGill University 

  • Masters of Civil Engineering at University of Toronto

  • Senior Advisor at Metrolinx 

  • I received the 2019 Brampton Board of Trade's Top 40 Under 40 Award   

  • 10 years of experience working with youth and youth program development 

  • Fun Fact: I play in an adult sports league for each of the A4H sports (basketball, football, and soccer!)

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Alanna Garner

Director of Camps

  • Former Varsity player and Team Captain at University of Toronto

  • Bachelors of Health and Physical Education & Bachelors of Education at University of Toronto

  • Health and Physical Education Teacher

  • 5 time Academic All-Canadian

  • 10 years of experience working with kids and youth development in a Managerial Role.

  • Fun Fact: I am a certified basketball referee with the Hamilton Board

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Whitney Brown

Director of Operations

  • Bachelor and Master’s Of Public Health

  • Program manager in Social Services

  • Over 13 years’ experience working with children and youth

  • Loves running, yoga, and being outdoors

  • Fun Fact: I've been a vegetarian for over 6 years 

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Raquel Reid

Program Manager

  • In the Teacher Education program at Brock University

  • Former varsity wrestler at Brock University

  • Worked with students from Grade 1 to Grade 6 for 5 + years

  • Fun Fact: If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life it would be lasagna

Raquel Reid

Mental Health Program Coordinator

  • 2-year Varsity wrestler at Brock University 

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Integrated Studies, Bachelor of Education (2021) at Brock University 

  • Program Coordinator

  • Developed a Mental Health Curriculum that will see implementation in fall 2021

  • Over 7 years of experience working with youth in both academic and sport setting

  • Fun fact: Kindergarten is my favourite age to coach!

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Cassandra Brady

Social Media & Marketing Coordinator

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Applied Business & Economics at the University of Oregon

  • Creative, Marketing Manager

  • Wayne Embry Fellowship Finalist for the Toronto Raptors

  • 7 years of experience working in sports media

  • 5 years of experience developing youth programs

  • Fun Fact: Contributed to the research and development of JR. NBA as an NBA intern

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Tychon Carter

Program Coordinator

  • 5 Year Varsity Basketball Athlete at Laurentian University and McGill University

  • Master of Urban Planning from McGill University

  • Urban Planner at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

  • 2-time conference All-star and Academic All Canadian

  • 4 years of experience working with youth sport development​

  • Fun Fact: I shoot with my right hand but I write with my left