Peel Region and United Way invest in the region's youngest leaders
ACCESS is one of eleven projects led and organized by youth in Peel that are receiving a Youth in Action grant. The grants are jointly funded by United Way and the Region of Peel.
ACCESS will be applying the funds to the Youth Making a Difference Workshop, being held in March 2010.
“Youth leadership and activism is beginning to explode within Peel Region,” said Vanessa Mui, Co-Chair of the Youth in Action Review Panel and Executive Member of United Way’s Young Leaders Council. “They are passionate and ready to act on issues that deeply concern them and impact their community. We are excited to be working with them and harnessing their contagious energy.”
This spring's Youth Making a Difference Workshop will provide excellent opportunities for youth leadership and engagement. Along with volunteer opportunities and interactive seminars, last year's workshop included special guests Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell and MP Dr. Ruby Dhalla.
The event has been designed to compliment curriculum and topics discussed in local schools. Students gain new insight into this classroom knowledge and can be further empowered to make a difference. Youth can be inspired to make the change they wish to see in the world and involve others through raising awareness.
"Through working with young people today, we help build strong leaders of tomorrow," says United Way Volunteer and Youth Engagement Associate, Nicole Dupuis.
Details on the workshop will be available in the coming weeks.
For further details on the Youth in Action grant, visit the United Way of Peel Region's website here.
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