Mar. 05, 2020
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CALGARY — Teams of Grade 9 students at MidSun School are competing for $5,000 for local charities. Over the past few months these students have been learning about social issues and working with local charities. Four teams will deliver 10-minute presentations for their chosen organizations in front of the school audience and a panel of judges.
The school is participating in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), a free school program that engages Grade 9 students in experiential learning, and connects them to social issues and local charities through the Alberta Program of Studies. For every participating school, YPI provides a grant of $5,000 to a local charity.
The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative was created by the Toskan Casale Foundation in 2002, as a way to help grow compassionate communities. The donation at MidSun School will mark $10 million in grants distributed by the program.
Media are invited to attend the event. There will be an opportunity to speak to select students, panelists and YPI’s founder Julie Toskan.
Date: Friday, March 6
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: MidSun School, 660 Sunmills Dr. S.E.