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Hoops Up is a readiness initiative for at-risk youth transitioning into adulthood. Through basketball, Hoops Up aims to promote physical and mental well-being, while developing self-confidence, independence, and employable skills in youth from identified priority neighbourhoods in Toronto. This is achieved through a series of curated professional development and skill-building workshops, as well a program delivering training in technical basketball skills and basketball coaching. Successful completion of a Hoops Up program aims to equip these youth with the skills to successfully obtain employment, and confidently transfer these skills to perform beyond their potential in other areas of life.