The HSBC Group’s global Future First program recently donated $19,590 (US $20,000) for our Rights of Passage (ROP) Program. ROP is our transitional living program designed to teach valuable life skills and responsibility to ease the movement from the streets to a home that our youth can call their own. Youth live in studio suites at our Pender location while learning from our staff how to cook, grocery shop, clean, budget, manage relationships with landlords, or any other tools that they’ll need to eventually move out on their own. Our youth also pay a nominal fee in “rent” that is returned to them upon completion – giving them a nest egg that they can use as rent on a new place, payment for education, or anything else they need to get established.
Launched in 2006, HSBC’s Future First program provides access to education and teaches life skills to underprivileged children and youth, whether on the streets, orphaned or in care. Through Future First, HSBC supports a wide range of programs from scholarships, teacher training, supporting school equipment, family support programs and vocational training.
Thank you HSBC for helping us to help our young people!