QSLA Mission Statement
We are a caring, creative, and accountable academically driven learning centre transforming education for our students and our community. We are a dedicated to excellence, endless passion for learning and community partnership.
At QSLA, we recognize the integral value of quality education as a founding requirement for each student`s future academic and economic success. We also recognize the increasing need for students to become active participants in the global, knowledge-based economy, which requires innovative instructional delivery, career based workshops and project based learning, all of which are implemented into each youth program offered at our centre.
It is our mandate to ensure all students under our educational care receive the highest degree of academic rigor. Through sport-centric programs, dynamic educational online portal, differentiated instruction, afterschool support via academic and athletic coaching programs, and continual parental involvement in all facets of student learning, QSLA ensures each student reaches their personal best.
Our Activities and Partnerships
We are a sport-centric educational hub located downtown Toronto. We utilize sports as an anchor to promote learning and have developed youth clinics which are centered on our movement based learning model. We are actively conducting research about our unique Ballmatics program where we combine mathematics with sports, primarily basketball. Academic research allows us to quantify academic and social benefits of practicing mathematics while playing team sports.
Our newly renovated facility at 950 Dupont Street was designed so that our BallMatics program can be scaled both locally and regionally.
In 2013, QSLA launched its co-ed adult league to provide the necessary funding for our educational initiatives. Soon after, we realized organizing a sports league, learning to record and edit videos, posting social media content and developing website content is a valuable skillset for employment as well as entrepreneurial endeavours in our hyper-digitized culture.
Since 2016, QSLA has worked collaboratively with youth employment agencies, high schools and post-secondary institutions to provide year-round internship opportunities to students. The internship program provides training in organizing sporting events, editing videos using various software, including Adobe Premiere, publishing social media content on YouTube, Instagram and other outlets, developing budgets, creating prizing designs and t-shirt design.
High school education is important to us. That is why we have partnered up with a private high school, Uchenna Academy, whose visions of educational reform align with ours. At Uchenna Academy, the approach to education is academic enrichment and career exploration, which is achieved through strategic partnerships, small classroom size, high level of student expectations and academic rigor.