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Empowering Local Charities: 100 Youth Who Care

We are thrilled to announce that Covenant House Vancouver was awarded the top prize of $2,250 at this year’s 100 Youth Who Care event! This incredible honour comes as a result of our dedicated team’s hard work and the inspiring support we received from the local youth community.

100 Youth Who Care is a unique initiative where local young people from the Youth Philanthropy Council (YPC) gather to support charities that serve the North Shore. The council is comprised of high school students who want to impact their communities through philanthropy. This inspiring initiative offers a unique platform for various charities that serve the North Shore to present their causes and compete for grant funding, generously provided by the West Vancouver Foundation. The youth not only invite charities to pitch their organizations, but also take on the critical role of deciding which cause receives the top prize.

We are grateful that we were invited to participate again this year, alongside two other incredible organizations: the Harvest Project, which focuses on providing support to those facing challenging life circumstances on the North Shore; and the Foundry, a health and wellness resource for young people. When selecting their participants, YPC considered the impact that the organizations have on the North Shore and how each helps young people in our community. Each organization delivered a five-minute pitch, that outlined their mission, the work that they do, and how they would utilize the funds, if awarded.

Our team at Covenant House Vancouver put forth a compelling presentation, that showcased our ongoing commitment to assisting homeless and at-risk youth. We highlighted our various programs and services, including Outreach and housing, which are designed to provide young people with the resources they need to build brighter futures. We also detailed how the prize money would directly support these programs and services, and enable us to expand our reach and enhance what we offer.

100 Youth Who Care continues to be a beacon of hope and action that empowers young people to take an active role in philanthropy and community development. By involving youth in such meaningful decision-making processes, the initiative not only supports local charities but also fosters a sense of responsibility and leadership among the next generation.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to YPC and the 100 Youth Who Care for this remarkable opportunity and to the West Vancouver Foundation for their generous support. We also commend Harvest Project and the Foundry for their outstanding contributions to the community and their participation in this event. Their work is invaluable, and it was an honour to share this platform with them.

Winning this prize helps empower us to continue to provide essential services and support to those who need it most. We are inspired by the passion and commitment of the young people involved in 100 Youth Who Care and look forward to seeing the positive changes their efforts will continue to bring to our community.

Thank you to everyone involved for believing in our mission and for helping us make a difference in the lives of vulnerable youth. Together, we are creating a brighter future for all.