Ryerson Rams Care
Making a Real Difference - One Child at a Time
At Ryerson we believe our responsibility to cultivate human potential through sport and physical activity extends well beyond the borders of our campus. To deliver on this mandate we have created the Ryerson Rams Care program that connects our students with kids in the community in need of mentorship and positive role models.
We pursue this mandate through two primary initiatives
- The Rams Care After School Program
Working with agencies across the city, Ryerson student-athletes provide leadership and support for these programs, giving our students an opportunity to make meaningful one-on-one connections with kids who are in real need of encouragement and inspiration.
- The Rinaldi Family Kids-To Camp Program
Every summer, over 2,700 kids attend one of our highly respected Ryerson Day Camps. Unfortunately, many kids in our community can't afford to attend. To address this, Ryerson Rams Care established the Kids-To-Camp program to help raise money to send these deserving kids to camp.
Last year over 140 of our student-athletes were involved in Rams Care, making connections with over 6,000 kids through the after school program. In addition, for the first time ever, the program sponsored over 100 kids who attended one of our Ryerson Day Camp sessions.
For this coming school year we want to double the number of connections we make and increase the number of kids going to camp to 500. Thanks in part to the support of the Rinaldi Family we are well on our way to this goal, but we have more work to do.