Second Chance from God

Second Chance from God

From Bo Hong

Proverbs 22:6 - Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Out of the Box is a Social Enterprise that provides economic opportunities and social development for racializ...

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Ameen Binwalee

Ameen Binwalee is a 28 yr old social entrepreneur. He grew up in Toronto and after going through some struggles as a teenager, he left high school early and began a career in the trades. Since then Ameen has started up a non- profit called Out of the Box Social Enterprise (OTB) that provides training and employment opportunities for youth from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. OTB teaches them construction skills and personal development. His passion is for construction, community development and social entrepreneurship. He hopes to make OTB a social enterprise with the capacity for large impact and building a Centre for Innovation and Training

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Out of the Box (OTB) is a non-profit construction social enterprise whose main activities are construction, painting/taping, carpentry, tiling, maintenance and handyperson work. As a social enterprise OTB focuses on recruiting racialized youth from underserved communities. By offering free training in the above trade skills, OTB then hires the graduates of the training program to work on OTB commercial construction projects. OTB offers construction services to government agencies, nonprofit community groups, social service agencies and contractors in the GTA.

 OTB is a unique Construction Social Enterprise which will provide the following :

Community Development & Mentorship to Youth from Street-involved, Traumatized from Violence

-        Construction experience to marginalized young people

-        Providing Economic & Entrepreneurial opportunity to youth from our community

-        We utilize our profits to provide whole community with Monthly personal development events/workshops to encourage community personal growth, entrepreneurships and financial skills, Relationships

OTB will positively stimulate the construction industry with willing young apprentices that we have prepared through our program, for opportunities that come from connecting them to further opportunity beyond OTB

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Bo Hong posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

Update #2

Ameen Binwalee

Ameen Binwalee is a 28 yr old social entrepreneur. He grew up in Toronto and after going through some struggles as a teenager, he left high school early and began a career in the trades. Since then Ameen has started up a non- profit called Out of the Box Social Enterprise (OTB) that provides training and employment opportunities for youth from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. OTB teaches them construction skills and personal development. His passion is for construction, community development and social entrepreneurship. He hopes to make OTB a social enterprise with the capacity for large impact and building a Centre for Innovation and Training

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Participant Testimony:
I was once an Out Of the Box member dating back to summer 2013. The program was very helpful to me. I met some very beautiful people who I consider mentors to this very day and I constantly look up to them. They have thought me a variety of skills, such as how to respectfully appear in a progressional environment, How to prepare for an interview, how to send a positive message to everyone I come across with. They even went as far as teaching me how to cook. Most of all they have though me how to be a respectable gentleman. They have bought me a suite and offered me 500 dollars by the end of the program. They Thought me Also How to INVEST, mortgages and how the banking systems works, something I haven't learned at school. All that they have thought me as payed dividend as I became a father to a 1 year old baby girl And I use most of the skills I learned from out of box to my every day like and to make sure I am the best father I can possibly be to my daughter. In my humble opinion it was one of the most beneficial 3 week period of my life and I would love to see other young black gentleman like me get the same opportunity I got and maybe their life would also change exponentially to the better. -Antonis Dias, Alumni Client

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