Youth Engagement

24 04, 2015

The Maddie Hood Fund

2017-01-23T21:57:20+00:00April 24th, 2015|Maddie Hood Fund, News&Info, Youth Engagement|

Ridin’ with Maddie . . . aka Tour de Madeline 2015 Cross Canada Bike Ride Who: Rob and Andrew Hood from Kamloops, BC When: mid May to August 2015 Where: Vancouver, BC to Halifax NS Why: In honour of Maddie (daughter and sister) and to raise funds for the Maddie Hood Fund What: Friends from [...]

2 03, 2015

2015 Youth Initiative Grants

2017-01-23T21:57:20+00:00March 2nd, 2015|GenNext, Youth Engagement|

In 2015 GenNext Kamloops raised over $6,000 for the Youth Initiative Grants through events such as their Pop-up Picnic, Annual Golf Tournament and more. In January five members of the GenNext Council reviewed applications and allocated the money raised through their events to five youth-led projects throughout our region. The 2015 Youth Initiative Grant recipients are... Aberdeen [...]

25 02, 2015

Pink Shirt Day 2015

2017-01-23T21:57:20+00:00February 25th, 2015|News&Info, Youth Engagement|

Today is Pink Shirt Day, a day dedicated to preventing bullying in our schools, in our communities and online. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink to show that we are all working together to end bullying. Pink Shirt Day comes from two Nova Scotia high school students, who decided to take a stand against bullying in [...]

27 02, 2014

YIG: GAME

2017-01-23T21:57:24+00:00February 27th, 2014|All that kids can be, Youth Engagement|

At United Way we know that investments in youth are investments in the future. That's why every year we distribute Youth Initiative Grants. In partnership with TELUS and Interior Savings, we grant youths up to $1,500 to execute a local community project. These projects empower youth to work towards building a better community for all! [...]

24 02, 2014

Seven grants of $1,000 or more awarded to youth in the region

2014-02-24T07:32:38+00:00February 24th, 2014|Youth Engagement|

At United Way we know that investments in youth are investments in the future. For the seventh year in a row young professionals from our community have made the funding decisions when it comes to the Youth Initiative Grants. Using sponsorship from TELUS and Interior Savings and funds from GenNext, seven grants of approximately $1,000 [...]

8 05, 2013

Empowering youth to give back to their community… it’s what we do

2017-01-23T21:57:25+00:00May 8th, 2013|All that kids can be, its what we do blitz, Youth Engagement|

Shantelle Bamford wants every young girl she meets to know how beautiful they are and for them to believe in their self-worth. Two years ago she applied for a United Way Youth Initiative Grant to start a weekly girls group at her school. Shantelle was a successful applicant and received a grant from United Way [...]

8 04, 2013

BC Youth Week 2013

2017-01-23T21:57:26+00:00April 8th, 2013|BC Youth Week, Youth Engagement|

CONTEST: Each time a youth attends one of the following events, they will be entered into a draw to win a 3-month facility pass to the Tournament Capital Centre! Multiple entries are permitted.   Please note: Events are still being finalized and more will be added in the coming weeks. Please check again soon for [...]

9 01, 2013

2013 Youth Initiative Grant Investments Coming Up!

2017-01-23T21:57:28+00:00January 9th, 2013|All that kids can be, Youth Engagement|

YIG Investment committee - 2012 On Saturday, January 19, seven of our United Way Youth Club members will meet to review the 2013 Youth Initiative Grant (YIG) applications. This YIG Investment Committee is responsible for reviewing all 21 applications and determining how the $10,000 will be awarded. Youth Initiative Grants give youth ages 25 and [...]

15 08, 2012

Two Great Days of Caring® in Logan Lake!

2017-01-23T21:57:29+00:00August 15th, 2012|Day of Caring, Healthy people strong communities, Logan Lake, Youth Engagement|

Volunteers gathered not once, but twice last week for two Days of Caring® at the low-income seniors housing complex operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association in Logan Lake! The project started last Thursday with a group of hardworking youth from the Logan Lake Ambassador Program. The youth worked hard all morning and afternoon laying [...]

3 08, 2012

Get Up & Dance – Youth Initiative Grant Recipient

2017-01-23T21:57:29+00:00August 3rd, 2012|All that kids can be, Kamloops, TRU, Youth Engagement|

Yesterday, Amy and I stopped by the Kamloops Boys and Girls Club for the week-end recital of one of the 2012 Youth Initiative Grant recipients.  Jacqueline, a grade 12 student, is also a dancer at Akimbo Dance Studios.  Last fall, she applied for a United Way Youth Initiative Grant sponsored by TELUS and Interior Savings, [...]