MISSION: RENOVATE STUDIO 89

MISSION: RENOVATE STUDIO 89

About This Campaign

Studio 89 is a youth empowering social enterprise comprised of a fair trade café and an artademic resource centre that needs your help! It is currently an empty shell and without your assistance, it will remain an empty shell...A lonely, cold, hopeless, empty shell that will wither away in due time... We have currently locked down a space, which consists of a 1200 square feet cafe and a 500 square feet artademic centre, located on the second floor. The space is calling us louder and louder each time to raise the funds needed for renovation! Let us not fail 1065 Canadian Place, unit 104! The Battle • No youth led centres that promote youth empowerment and entrepreneurship in Mississauga • No art resource centres or spaces for grass roots organizations to grow • Difficult to access fair trade products • Our consumption habits are having a devastating impact on our fellow humans, animals and the planet

Our double edged model, fostering youth leadership and artistic spaces locally while working to expand conscious consumerism, helping eradicate modern day slavery globally, stems from the need we have observed and studied in our community.

The Space The Fair Trade Cafe would be a sit down space, promoting conscious consumerism through selling fair trade products such as coffee, tea, chocolate and t-shirts. The Cafe would also host a stage space for young people to present their artistic creations, hold open mics, poetry slams, and theatre performances. The Artademic Centre would have art resources available such as paints, canvas, cameras, media editing software, etc. As well, youth could also have youth to youth tutoring sessions, and YTGA would host empowerment and entrepreneurship workshops here. Essentially, the Artademic Centre would be the creation space, where the FairTrade Cafe would be the selling space. Directed towards youth, we need the space to be engaging, cool, and educative, all at the same time! Activities within Studio 89 • Youth to youth tutoring • Film camera sign out and editing software available, screen in café • Digital photography equipment and editing software, display space in cafe to sell • Visual arts materials available and display space in cafe to sell • Theatre workshops and a small stage in cafe to perform on • Regular leadership, empowerment, arts, entrepreneurship workshops • Researching, organizing and executing activist campaigns • Regular poetry slams for spoken word artists • Regular Open Mic nights • Film screenings • Fair trade and healthy eating • Conscious consumerism and promotion of good values Our Partners • Ontario Trillium Foundation • United Way of Peel Region • Mississauga Arts and Culture Division • The Big Carrot • TransCanada • KOBO • AYA Kitchens & Baths • Habitat for Humanity • Waste2Wonder • University of Toronto Mississauga • Mabe (GE) • Planet Organic • Birds and Beans Inc. • City of Mississauga National Youth Arts Week • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel • YMCA Greater Toronto Area Peel Youth Village • MaRS/SiG Business Community • RogersTV • Mississauga News
Youth Troopers for Global Awareness

Campaign to Support Youth Troopers for Global Awareness

• Youth led non-profit organization in Mississauga • Age: six and a half years old • Mobilizing and empowering young people for social justice • Increasing social consciousness through creative writing, visual art, theatre, spoken word, campaigns and empowerment workshops • All YTGA work has a message and is produced by troopers • Committed to action! • Current campaigns: Stop Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children, and Save the Spirit Bear, Reroute the Enbridge pipeline in BC Studio 89 - Our Biggest Project! The YTGA team has been working on a social enterprise model called Studio 89. Studio 89 is a part fair-trade cafe and part youth artademic resource centre. Want to learn more? Check out this short video! Join us in our current mission.

  1. Youth Troopers for Global Awareness
    Youth Troopers for Global Awareness

    AND FOR THE MOMENT YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR...
    *drum roll*
    The new owner of our raffle's KOBO ARC is...
    wait for it...
    MELANIE ARANGO!
    Congratulations Melanie!
    Thanks to all those who played! Your ticket purchase goes towards Studio 89 renovations. Our soon to be painted walls will have a little bit of your generous soul in them. Thank you!

    over 4 years ago · Like · 3 people like this.
  2. Anisa Mirza
    Anisa Mirza

    I can't wait until the winner is announced... !!!

    over 4 years ago · Like · 2 people like this.
  3. vic
    vic gave a $25 donation
    over 4 years ago · Like · 2 people like this.
    • Youth Troopers for Global Awareness
      Youth Troopers for Global Awareness

      Vic! Your contribution will go a long way in helping the Studio 89 project come to life! BIG THANKS! We've entered you into the Kobo Arc giveaway! Good luck!

      over 4 years ago · Like
  4. Aamir Husainy
    Aamir Husainy gave a $40 donation
    over 4 years ago · Like · 2 people like this.
    • Youth Troopers for Global Awareness
      Youth Troopers for Global Awareness

      Thank you kindly for your donation Aamir! And for supporting the Studio 89 project! That's two entries into the Kobo Arc raffle - Good Luck!

      over 4 years ago · Like
  5. Sadiah Waziri
    Sadiah Waziri gave a donation
    over 4 years ago · Like · 2 people like this.
    • Youth Troopers for Global Awareness
      Youth Troopers for Global Awareness

      Sadiah! Thank you SO MUCH for your contribution and for supporting the Studio 89 project! We've included your "virtual entries" into the raffle - GOOD LUCK!

      over 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  6. Melanie Arango
    Melanie Arango gave a $40 donation
    over 4 years ago · Like · 2 people like this.
    • Youth Troopers for Global Awareness
      Youth Troopers for Global Awareness

      Melanie! a BIG THANKS for this! it will go a long way for our Studio 89 project. AND! That's TWO entries into our raffle! Good luck!

      over 4 years ago · Like
  7. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
    over 4 years ago · Like · 2 people like this.
    • Youth Troopers for Global Awareness
      Youth Troopers for Global Awareness

      Thank you so much! That is SIX entries to our raffle! Good luck & super appreciate your support of our Studio 89 project!

      over 4 years ago · Like
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    MISSION: RENOVATE STUDIO 89 has added 2 photos to album Reno Update 1: Primed Walls
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    over 4 years ago · Like · 3 people like this.
    • Anisa Mirza
      Anisa Mirza

      great albums guys. Great way to keep your donor community up-to-date and in the loop with how their funds are contributing to STUDIO 89.

      over 4 years ago · Like
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    MISSION: RENOVATE STUDIO 89 has added 13 photos to album Reno Update 2: Painted Walls
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  10. MISSION: RENOVATE STUDIO 89
    MISSION: RENOVATE STUDIO 89 has added 35 photos to album Reno Update 2: Painted Walls
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  11. MISSION: RENOVATE STUDIO 89
    MISSION: RENOVATE STUDIO 89 has added 35 photos to album Reno Update 1: Primed Walls
    over 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  12. Fatima Husain
    Fatima Husain gave a $25 donation
    over 4 years ago · Like
    • Sheryl Sharma
      Sheryl Sharma

      Thanks so much Fatima! Your support is so appreciated!

      over 4 years ago · Like
  13. Youth Troopers for Global Awareness
    Youth Troopers for Global Awareness

    Exciting news folks! Studio 89 walls are now ready to be painted! Check out the albums for pictures of our primed walls!

    over 4 years ago · Like
  14. Sana
    Sana gave a $10 donation
    over 4 years ago · Like
  15. Yaman
    Yaman gave a $10 donation
    over 4 years ago · Like
    • Sheryl Sharma
      Sheryl Sharma

      Thanks so much Yaman! We totally appreciate the support - there are so many helping hands for this project, and we are thrilled you are one of them!

      over 4 years ago · Like
  16. Anisa Mirza
    Anisa Mirza

    The Crepes and dessert fundraiser for YTGA's project Studio 89

    over 4 years ago · Like
  17. Anisa Mirza
    Anisa Mirza

    Giveffect cofounder getting upfront and personal with Studio 89!

    over 4 years ago · Like
    • Sheryl Sharma
      Sheryl Sharma

      excellent photo!

      over 4 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  18. Anisa Mirza
    Anisa Mirza

    Some photos from the Studio 89 Fundraiser Kevin and I attended.

    over 4 years ago · Like
    • Anisa Mirza
      Anisa Mirza

      It was kinda hard to use a plastic fork and eat my crepe...but you can tell I was pretty darn determined to get it off the plate and into my mouth :)

      over 4 years ago · Like
    • Sheryl Sharma
      Sheryl Sharma

      noted! lol, no plastic forks next time!! hope you enjoyed the crepe - the recipe is one of our own, whole wheat, egg free, flax based = good for you!

      over 4 years ago · Like
    • Anisa Mirza
      Anisa Mirza

      aww Sheryl, we loved it all - fork included! Keep up the hard work.

      over 4 years ago · Like
  19. Omair Raza
    Omair Raza gave a donation
    over 4 years ago · Like
    • Omair Raza
      Omair Raza

      I was impressed by the short synopsis explaining what events you will provide for the community. Continue your great work and I look forward to seeing whats next!

      over 4 years ago · Like
    • Youth Troopers for Global Awareness
      Youth Troopers for Global Awareness

      Thank you Omair, not only for your kind words and your support, but also for reading our synopsis and appreciating our work! Supporters like yourself help us keep going :-)

      over 4 years ago · Like
  20. waleed ahmed
    waleed ahmed gave a donation
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  21. Shameela Zaman
    Shameela Zaman gave a $20 donation
    over 4 years ago · Like
  22. zainab
    zainab

    I was at the fundraising brunch and it was awesome! Great work guys.

    over 4 years ago · Like