Youth centre receives funding from Telus

The Summerland Asset Development Initiative has received a $5,000 donation from Telus.

  • Sep. 6, 2012 11:00 a.m.

The Summerland Asset Development Initiative has received a $5,000 donation from Telus.

The funding is part of $106,000 donated by Telus to charities working with youths in the Thompson-Okanagan region.

“On behalf of our board members, I am thrilled with the positive and meaningful impact these projects are having on our community and we are so very proud to support them,” said Nancy Greene Raine, chair of the Telus Thompson Okanagan Community Board.

Laceydawn Loeppky, youth activities coordinator at the youth centre, said the money will go to summer activities and leadership development.

Throughout the summer, there are many activities provided for youth.

In fall, the youth centre will work on projects with a student leadership team.

Loeppky said funding at the youth organization is stable, but staffing is low.

Grant funding is available, but most of the grants available are for specific projects rather than the day-to-day operations of the organization.


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