Chapter 4: Engaging High School Students
Students from the Seven Oaks MET and Maples MET Schools joined ToyBox in 2019, to gain education mentorship, write activities, and form the Graphics Team.
Graphics students came up with three gender-neutral characters and started drawing images for each activity. A video of their process creating Litty (literacy), Nume (numeracy), and Welly (wellness), can be found here!
An app storyboard was designed in 2020, and Grade 12 Sisler High School students spearheaded the creation of a prototype. The Sisler App Team created a short video demonstration of their progress on the mobile application, which can be viewed here!
In 2021, the ToyBox team expanded to include two business development students and an intern on ToyBox's wellness team.
The graphics team continues to grow, through mentorship between senior members and newcomers to the project!