Arts for Change Showcase invites Peel to Celebrate Community


MISSISSAUGA – ACCESS is excited to announce this year’s Arts for Change Showcase taking place on Saturday, July 14, 2012. The Showcase will be an afternoon full of inspirational performers, stimulating artistry, networking and community-building. With the support of the Youth in Action Grant from the United Way of Peel Region and the Region of Peel, administered by Rapport Youth and Family Services, the Showcase will take place at the Gateway Centre for New Canadians (3450 Wolfedale Road, Mississauga) from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Through this Showcase, ACCESS strives to inspire youth to work towards change in their communities through expression using a variety of artistic mediums such as music, dance, visual arts, spoken-word.

The theme of Arts for Change is Celebrate CommunityChange begins in our own backyards; this year we have decided to celebrate the youth, the organizations and the community that make change possible. Arts for Change aims to reach out to our very own neighborhoods to fill the afternoon with opportunities to network with local youth leaders; expressing themselves through artistry.

Tickets for the show are now available at ACCESS' Community Outreach & Communications Coordinator, Aminah Haghighi, stated:

“There are so many great organizations in our community that target the same demographic; youth leaders looking to make a positive change. Events like these substitute collaboration for competition. Arts for Change is a great venue for organizations to work together to support youth.”

The Youth in Action Grant is an opportunity focused on youth-led projects that offer creative youth-initiated ideas to address community issues in Peel Region, awarded by United Way’s Young Leaders Council. ACCESS is excited to use this opportunity to enhance its Arts for Change Showcase.

Through this celebration of community, ACCESS is proud to announce that all proceeds from Arts for Change will be invested back into our first ever "Youth Making a Difference Award" and ACCESS' local youth programming.

Tickets for groups and individuals are available for purchase at

About ACCESS: Allowing Children a Chance at Education, Inc. ACCESS is a youth-run, non-profit organization that facilitates education and empathetic leadership development through initiatives that engage, inspire, and motivate youth to drive positive change, locally and globally. ACCESS envisions the empowerment of generations of leaders through education in order to inspire meaningful development in their own communities.

Sponsorship Inquiries: Mark Llanes, Director of Finance | Media Inquiries: Aminah Haghighi, Outreach & Communications |