Girls on the Rise on a field trip

For her work empowering youth in Rexdale, Marcia Brown has been nominated for CBC Radio’s Metro Morning Torontonian of the Year.

Brown was nominated by Erika Wright, Humber’s manager of international marketing and communications.

The early childhood education graduate is the founder of Trust 15, which every week welcomes 120 kids and teens to the centre through three after school drop-in programs: Men of Distinction, Boys of Excellence, Ladies on the Rise and Girls on the Rise. Trust 15 provides mentorship opportunities and organizes activities and outings for program participants.

Marcia Brown

Brown has previously been awarded the Premier’s Award of Ontario for Teaching Excellence Support Staff, Urban Hero Award for Education, The Women of Honour Award (BBPA) and the Rotary Club of Toronto-Youth Impact Award (Individual Category).