March 1, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
At-risk youth with mental health and addictions issues now have easier access to counselling thanks to a donation of $1,000 from four West Point Grey Academy students in Vancouver. The grade 10 students participated in the school’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) project, won the competition, and donated the prize to Dan’s Legacy. The funds will help provide no-barrier, trauma informed counselling to youth in the Metro Vancouver area.
Pictured in the photo are West Point Grey Academy YPI team members Max, Kiara, Vivian and Lucas.
Dan’s Legacy is honoured to have been chosen by the students, and thanks them all for their outstanding work on the project. If you or someone you know is asking for counselling help, contact Tom Littlewood, Dan’s Legacy’s Program Director, at [email protected] or 604-999-9136.
About Dan’s Legacy
Dan’s Legacy provides therapeutic counselling and life-skills intervention programs to youth affected by trauma-based mental health and addictions issues. In the past year, Dan’s Legacy helped over 400 youth stabilize and begin working towards their educational, employment, and recovery goals.
About Youth Philanthropy Initiative
Launched in 2002 in Toronto, the Youth Philanthropy Initiative connects high school students to social issues and charities in their communities, helping to develop a philanthropic outlook at a pivotal stage in their youth. There are currently 370 schools offering the YPI program in Canada, the US and the UK.