Youth Philanthropy Award to Benefit L&G Interval House

GSS YPI image 3JUNE 21, 2013

YPI AWARD – G.S.S. STUDENT RECIPIENTS MAKE CONTRIBUTION TO BENEFIT LEEDS AND GRENVILLE INTERVAL HOUSE

On Tuesday June 4th students from the Grade 10 Civics classes gathered together in the cafeteria to watch the Youth Philanthropy finals. All year long Mrs. Anderson’s classes were engaged in this special community based project that rewards the best presentation a 5000.00 cheque towards the charity that they research.

This project provides secondary school students with a hands-on, reality-based experience through a strong academic philanthropy course which gives them the skills to assess the needs of their community and make grants to grassroots, community based charities meeting those needs. Our course will empower young people to authentically participate in the development of their communities, engaging them as dedicated problem solvers and volunteers. YPI promotes a sense of responsibility, respect and a commitment to building compassionate communities. This years winners were Michaela King, Ana Davreux, and Sydney Albertson. Their charity was the Interval house in Brockville.

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INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM JENNIFER ANDERSON, GANANOQUE SECONDARY SCHOOL. 

CONTACT: Jennifer_lisa.anderson@ucdsb.on.ca OR 613-382-4741