MJKO promotes positive and healthy lifestyle choices through mentoring and leadership training.
The mandate of MJKO is to create Community Champions through the sport of non-contact boxing. We focus on the needs of a whole person by teaching the fundamental benefits of social skills development, healthy food choices, mindfulness, belonging and physical activity.
Consider becoming a monthly donor. All your support is appreciated.
As you consider making a contribution, we ask you to recall your own experiences with extracurricular programming and the positive impacts on your life. Many of us were fortunate enough to have parents that were able to access the resources to keep us active and involved in activities that boosted our self-esteem. Not every family can afford these resources, but those children should still have access to programs that will keep them engaged the betterment of themselves and our community. Every donation, regardless of the amount, will ensure that MJKO participants have all the resources they need.
“Since our arrival in Toronto, MJKO has played an integral role in ensuring my daughter (8yrs.) and son (13 yrs.) have integrated into Canadian society with confidence, self-esteem, and self-respect. Moreover, MJKO has taught them the importance of contributing to the success of others in our community. Miranda Kamal, inspires students to remember that ‘Community Success, is Their Success’ ”
– Vivek Satoskar, parent
“You have certain values that you were taught while being at MJKO. It leaves an imprint that you take with you. It doesn’t matter where you go – you spread it without actually really trying to – it just comes naturally. So I definitely consider myself a community champion because if there’s any way that I can help out in an event or [help] a person or group I love to do it. I love helping people and that’s something I learned at MJKO.”
– MJKO Alumni
“MJKO has created an opportunity for our students to engage in a new physical sport that spans across cultural barriers and grades. Their message of ‘working hard’, ‘perseverance’ and developing leadership skills is very strong. They instilled hope where none previously existed. Through the confidence they developed with MJKO, our students hold their heads high in the country they now call ‘home’ ”.
– Susan Yun, Principal, Parkdale Public School
“Boxing is my life. It’s the only thing in my life that brings a true smile on my face. I joined this program so I can learn more about boxing so when I’m older I can do it for a living. Also, when someone needs help I will know First Aid and CPR to save them. …I will not give up.”
– Annika, 15
“In discussion with my officers who actually work with the children, I was advised that there has been a real improvement in their discipline and demeanor. This program allowed the officers to appear “human‐like” in the eyes of the participants and some wonderful relationships have been established. ”
-Phillip Van Andel, Staff Sergeant, 11 Division Community Response Unit
Mentoring Juniors Kids Organization
MJKO is a charitable organization that promotes positive and healthy lifestyle choices through mentoring and leadership training. Our dream at MJKO is to create Community Champions by using the sport of non-contact boxing to get kids moving, thinking about healthy food choices, believing in impossible dreams and understanding the importance of volunteerism.