The award included a prize of $5000 from ArtReach Toronto and the City of Toronto.

The youth pitch contest is an annual event in which youth organizations from across the city compete for $5000 which is awarded on the spot. ArtReach Toronto, City of Toronto Cultural Services, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Grassroots Youth Collaborative collected over 140 submissions this year. Outburst! along with their partners SpeakSudan & the Truth & Dare Project was 1 of 8 submissions chosen to pitch on Thursday September 13th at the Art Gallery of Ontario. They will now have the opportunity to have art gallery space to showcase their work in their communities of Regent Park, Scarborough, Rexdale.

Thank you to the Pitch team of Ameenah, Aisha, Fatima, Rubi, Saba, Faduma, Narmeen, Zahra, and Rania. You should all be very proud! Thank you to staff Henna, Farrah & Shameela for going above and beyond to make this happen.